Peter Kuling is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa. He works with The Ottawa Hospital Academic Family Health Team (TOHAFHT) where he has served as both Lead Physician and Unit Director of the TOHAFHT.
Peter acquired extensive experience in the political environment as President, Saskatchewan Medical Association and through an extended term as Chair of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Political Action Committee (PAC). He also served as Chair of several related CMA advocacy committees. As PAC Chair, he championed the MD-MP Contact Program, the CMA's grassroots lobbying initiative, which has been effective in influencing public policy on health care. He oversaw successful campaigns to ban tobacco advertising at sporting and cultural events and to obtain increased funding for health care. He remains an active supporter of the MD-MP Contact Program and is also involved in the professional development of physicians as lobbyists.
As a faculty member of Joule’s Physician Leadership Institute and of the Ontario College of Family Physicians, Peter delivers a range of advocacy, leadership and best practice programs. An Expert Advisor for Accreditation Canada International, he also delivers leadership and quality improvement education sessions internationally.
A strong advocate for Family Medicine as a critical component of health care in both Canada and abroad, Peter has lectured in Family Medicine and Continuous Quality Improvement at the University of Fukui, Fukui City, Japan and was a visiting scholar in primary care departments at universities in The Netherlands and New Zealand. He is actively involved in the Family Medicine Demonstration Project, Ottawa-Shanghai Joint School of Medicine.
Peter has attained the designation of Canadian Certified Physician Executive awarded by the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders and the CMA. He has also completed the Advanced Health Leadership Program (AHLP) at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto including the AHLP London Study Tour, London, England.
Peter was awarded the 2017 CMA Sir Charles Tupper Award for Political Action in recognition of his "outstanding career and life-long dedication to advocacy."