M Christopher Wallace

BSc, MSc, MD, FRCS(C)

M Christopher Wallace

Kingston, Ontario
Neurosurgery

Area 5, Division B — Specialists
(ONTARIO)

Candidate statement

My two terms at the CMPA have been a great experience, in terms of both learning and contribution. I have developed great depth of knowledge about the work of the CMPA, the strength and energy of the Physician Advisors and staff, and the organization’s dedication to our membership. I have contributed at both the committee and General Council levels. I was actively involved in the development of the CMPA Strategic Plan, which has become the backbone of all focused activity within the organization. Participation on 7 of the 11 CMPA committees over my 6 years on Council has allowed me to contribute to the breadth and quality of the organization that protects physicians and its premier role in the Canadian health care system.

I completed medicine at Queen’s University and Neurosurgical residency at the University of Toronto. After 23 years of academic practice in Toronto culminating as Head of Neurosurgery at the UHN, I relocated to Kingston, where I have been the Head of Neurosurgery for the past 7 years. Throughout my career, I have been heavily involved in curriculum development and instruction at the medical student and post graduate trainee level. I have held administrative and leadership positions at both hospital and research levels, as well as National and North American Neurosurgical Societies. As President of the Canadian Neurosurgical Society, I visited virtually every practice location in the country, developing an understanding for practice in all provinces. Travelling to practice sites in Canada has strengthened my regard for the value provided by the CMPA to Canadian physicians.

I was excited to join the CMPA as a Councillor six years ago and remain committed to being actively involved on the CMPA Council. I believed then, and still believe, that I bring significant experience in education and administration as well as 30 years of practice in clinical neurosurgery to my role as a Councillor representing CMPA members in Ontario. I am very interested in continuing on Council. A third term will allow me to deliver a strong contribution as a CMPA Councillor, building on the knowledge I have accumulated through my tenure with this important organization. I understand and take the fiduciary role of being on Council as extremely important in the supervision of the protection of physicians providing care to Canadians.

Practice Appointments

Kingston General Hospital

Full time staff
2011-2019

Queen's University

Professor
2011-2019

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Halifax

Full time locum
2011-2011

University Health Network

Full time staff
1988-2011

Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Professor
1999-2011

Division of Neurosurgery, University Health Network

Head
2004-2011

University of Toronto

Chair, Fondation Baxter et Alma Ricard Chair in Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
1996-2011

Toronto Western Research Institute

Director
1999-2004

Professional Appointments

Neurosurgical Society of America

Member, Membership Chair, Vice President, President
1998-2019

Cdn Neurosurgical Society

Member, Treasurer, Vice president, President
1990-2016

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons

Member, Neurosurgery Specialty Committee, Neurosurgery Exam Committee
1986-2019

Cdn Neurosciences Federation

Vice President
2012-2013

American Board of Neurological Surgeons

Member, Examiner
1993-2019

Society of Neurological Surgeons

Member
1998-2019

Academy of Neurological Surgeons

Member
2003-2019

CMPA Appointments

Council
2013-2019
Audit Committee
2017-2018
Audit Committee
2013-2015
Case Review Committee / Case Review Committee - Quality Assurance
2014-2019
Executive Committee
2015-2017
Human Resources and Compensation Committee (Chair 2018-2019)
2017-2019
Pension Committee (Chair 2018-2019)
2017-2019
Research, Education and Risk Management Committee
2013-2015
Nominating Committee
2017-2018



Election contact information

Email: christopher.wallace@kingstonhsc.ca
Kingston General Hospital, Dept of Neurosurgery, 76 Stuart St, Victory 3, Room 3.3.126, Kingston, ON