Department of Medicine Annual Report 2022


Dear Colleague,

I am pleased to present our online 2022 Annual Report.

Although COVID was in our “rearview mirror” in 2022, the reality in our hospitals was unprecedented numbers of patients. Delayed care during the pandemic meant sicker people, continuing the marathon pace of the previous two years. In order to survive, thrive and deliver excellent care, it was paramount that medical staff make their wellness a priority.

Wellness is a necessity for recovery on so many levels. As you will see in this annual report, it can be achieved with widespread collaboration and finding new ways to move ahead and build for the future. Our members reinvigorated and reinvested in core areas of academic medicine: clinical care, education, and research, with superb results.

While our work is supported by many benefactors, we welcome additional support with gratitude.


Narmin Kassam, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta

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