Michael T. Cohen

MD

Michael T Cohen

Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador
Family medicine

Area 10, Division A
(NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR)

Key skills and experience

Business
Governance
Leadership
Medico-legal

Dr. Michael T. Cohen is a family practitioner with more than 41 years’ experience in healthcare. He has been a CMPA Councillor for 21 years, six of those in leadership roles as 2nd and 1st vice-president, and then president.

He is a founding member of the Atlantic Provinces Peer Review program and prior to the CMPA, sat on the Audit Committee of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Care Plan (MCP), appointed to represent the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association.

He has held a number of leadership and governance roles throughout his medical career. Dr. Cohen possesses a wealth of corporate memory and brings extensive governance knowledge to the CMPA.

The CMPA Nominating Committee values Dr. Cohen’s leadership experience, extensive understanding of the health system, and executive governance and oversight experience.

Relevant experience

Practice Appointments

Central Regional Health Authority

Staff Physician
1980-
Chair, Regional Medical Advisory Committee
2012-2018
Chief of Staff
1998-2011
President, Medical Staff
1983-1984

Professional Appointments

Canadian Red Cross

Member, Badger Flood Response Advisory Committee
2003-2005

Canadian Medical Association

Chair, Council on Health Care and Promotion
2001-2005
Member, Primary Care Reform Committee
1998-2003
Vice-chair, Council on Health Care and Promotion
1998-2001

Rotary Club

Member
1990-2003

Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association

Member, Disparity Committee
1998-2001
Chair, Health Care and Promotion Committee
1998-2001
Member, Provincial Advisory Committee on Primary Health Enhancement
1997-1999
President-elect, President, Past president
1995-1998
Co-chair, Joint Management Committee
1996-1997
Director/Founding Member, Atlantic Provinces Medical Peer Review Committee
1993-1996
Secretary
1992-1995
Member, Board of Directors
1990-1992
Co-chair, Ministerial Committee Review Audit Process
1991-1991

Ducks Unlimited

Chairman
1990-1995

CMPA Appointments


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Sub-committee (Chair 2020 - )
2020-
Culture Sub-committee
2020-
Nominating Committee (Chair 2020 - )
2020-
President
2020-
Executive Committee (Chair 2020 - )
2011-
Council
2000-
Governance Committee
2019-2020
CEO Selection Committee
2019-2020
1st Vice-President
2018-2020
Case Review Committee (Chair 2018 - 2020)
2017-2020
Pension Committee
2016-2020
Member and Stakeholder Relations Committee
2016-2020
Human Resources and Compensation Committee
2016-2020
Investment Committee
2016-2019
2nd Vice-President
2016-2018
Governance Committee (Chair 2014 - 2017)
2014-2017
Audit Committee
2008-2015
Strategy Task Group
2014-2014
Governance Working Group
2010-2011
Legal Services Committee
2006-2011
Research, Education and Risk Management Committee
2006-2008
Nominating Committee
2004-2006
Communications Advisory Committee
2000-2006
Research, Education and Risk Management Committee
2002-2004