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Joss Reimer
Curriculum Vitae

Medical Leadership Experience


Chief Medical Officer and Lead, Medical Services

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA)

Description: Represent the WRHA at all levels of the organization, government and the public. Strategic planning and decision making within the clinical services portfolio including acute, community and long-term care. Overseeing credentialing, granting of privileges, management of complaints and remuneration for the Medical staff. Responsibility for the medical remuneration budget and all Medical staff contracts. 

Achievements: Created an updated wait time website including WRHA walk-in clinic and private clinic walk-in wait times with over 1 million views since the update.  Designed and implemented a capacity management protocol for all facilities in WRHA.  Created a physician leadership team focused on improving patient flow throughout the system. 


Medical Lead and Official Spokesperson  Vaccine Implementation Taskforce Government of Manitoba

Description: Leadership, oversight and strategic direction for all aspects of the taskforce including: resource allocation, inventory management, facility operations, asset management, and human resource planning for thousands of staff members.  Direct responsibility for clinical direction, stakeholder engagement and public communication including daily media availabilities.

Achievements: Created the largest and most successful vaccine campaign in provincial history.  80% of all eligible Manitobans immunized and over 2.7 million doses of vaccine administered.  Successfully advocated to politicians to create a program with exemplary health service provision by thousands of employees at over 1000 locations with a particular focus on equitable access. Successfully cultivated a high level of trust and approval from internal stakeholders and the general public as noted in multiple public opinion polls.


Medical Director

Population and Public Health

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Description: Leadership, oversight and strategic direction for all public health programs in the Winnipeg Health Region.  Additional key tasks include representation of public health at WRHA and municipal tables and representation of Winnipeg at provincial and federal tables.  It also includes direct supervision of a team of Medical Officers of Health.

Achievements: Led the WRHA public health response for the COVID-19 pandemic including incident command leadership, case and contact protocols, public communication and vaccination rollout.


Provincial & Regional Lead Medical Officer of Health

Sexually Transmitted & Bloodborne Infections & Drug Related Harms  Government of Manitoba

Description: Provided medical expertise to the Minister of Health. Interpret and apply epidemiologic information. Provide cross-departmental leadership and municipal collaboration on government response to drug and STBBI related issues. Represent public health in media coverage. Serve as expert consultant for all clinicians in the WRHA.

Achievements: Designed and implemented a provincial naloxone distribution program. Created a drug alert system to urgently notify stakeholders of dangerous drug trends in the community. Led the response to multiple communicable disease outbreaks.  


Director of Undergraduate Medical Education

Department of Community Health Sciences  University of Manitoba

Description: Led the delivery and evaluation of core public health education for medical students. Represent Population Health at key university committees as well as national medical education committees. Final decision maker for student performance and advancement. Direct, support and supervise several hundred instructors that teach within the Population Health course. 

Achievements: Designed and implemented from scratch a new 4-year Population Health course for the medical school still in use today to train all future physicians.



Advances in Labour and Risk Management  Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada

Description: Provide instruction including demonstration of practical skills for healthcare providers regarding the normal and abnormal management of labour and delivery.


Clinical Experience


​​Maternity Care Physician & Staff Family Physician

Health Sciences Centre



​​Primary Care Physician

Northern Connection Clinic



​​Labour and Delivery Physician

Selkirk Regional Health Centre



​​​Primary Care Physician

St James Clinic



​Maternity Care Physician

St Boniface Hospital



Primary Care Locum Physician

Bethesda Regional Health Centre



Primary Care Locum Physician

Bridgecare Refugee Clinic



​​​Primary Care Physician

Access River East



English, Spanish, French

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Dr Jack Armstrong Humanitarian Award
Doctors Manitoba (2022)
Awarded to celebrate outstanding contributions in the service of humanity.

Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Manitoba)

Ace Burpee’s Top 100 Most Fascinating Manitobans

Covid-19 Pandemic Medical Hero
Government of Manitoba

St John Ambulance Pandemic Medallion
Given in appreciation of service to Canadians during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Manitoba Medical Students Association Teaching Award Nominations
Best Teaching in a Small Group (6 nominations)
Inspiration: (4 nominations)
Mentorship: (3 nominations)
Innovation: (2 nominations)


Fairgrieve McBane Award 
University of Manitoba (2008)
Presented to the member of the Manitoba medicine graduating class having demonstrated the most genuine compassion and profound interest in caring for those in need of medical assistance.

Harold Buchwald Award
University of Manitoba (2008)
Awarded to an undergraduate student graduating from any faculty with good academic standing who has made an outstanding extracurricular contribution to the quality of study life, the enhancement of student government and/or university governance.

Alan Klass Award for International Health
Award given for recognition of work done by a medical student in the health field either internationally or in a remote Canadian setting.

Gold Medal in Political Science
University of Winnipeg (2003)
Highest GPA of the graduates

Silver Medal in Faculty of Arts
University of Winnipeg (2003)
2nd highest GPA of the graduates

Committee Leadership

Chief Medical OfficerSenior Executive Team • Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) (2022 —present)

Chief Medical OfficerManitoba’s Clinical Leadership Council • Shared Health (2022 —present)

Chief Medical OfficerManitoba’s Clinical
Preventative Services Plan Implementation Steering Committee
• Shared Health (2022 —present)

Chief Medical OfficerMedicine Subcommittee of the Joint Council • University of Manitoba (2022 —Present)

Chief Medical OfficerJoint Executive and Senior Leadership Team • WRHA (2022 —Present)

Medical Lead and Official SpokespersonVaccine Implementation Taskforce • Government of Manitoba (2020 —2022)

Manitoba RepresentativeCanadian Immunization Committee • Public Health Agency of Canada (2020 —2022)

Medical Lead – VaccinesClerk of the Executive Council – Covid Coordination Committee • Government of Manitoba (2020 —2022)

ChairVaccine Medical Advisory Committee • Government of Manitoba (2020 —Present)

Co-ChairVaccine Pediatric Medical Advisory Committee • Government of Manitoba (2020 —Present)

WRHA RepresentativeIncident CommandPublic Health Measures • Government of Manitoba (2020 —2022)


Public Health Lead & CMO • Covid Incident Command – Section Chiefs • WRHA (2020 —Present)


ExecutiveUrban Public Health Network • Canada (2019 —Present)


Chair, Chief Medical Officer & Population and Public Health Representative • Medical Advisory Committee • WRHA (2020 - Present)


Manitoba RepresentativeFederal Provincial Territorial Senior Officials Cannabis Working Group • Government of Canada (2017 - Present)


ChairProvincial STBBI Outbreak Committee • Government of Manitoba (2015-2020)


Faculty MemberUndergraduate Medical Education Student Appeals Committee • University of Manitoba (2020 —Present)


Co-ChairProblematic Substance Use and Harms Committee • Government of Manitoba (2015-2020)


UGME RepresentativeCommunity Health Sciences Department Executive Council • University of Manitoba (2013-2021)


Population Health RepresentativePreclerkship Curriculum Committee • University of Manitoba (2015-2021)


Public Health and Preventive Medicine RepresentativeBoard • Professional Association of Residents and Interns of Manitoba (2010-2011)


UGME Student RepresentativeSenate • University of Manitoba (2005-2007

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