Martin Lees, MD, PhD

Martin is the Primary Care Lead for the ESC Health Integration Network and the regional quality lead for Health Quality Ontario. Martin Lees has a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Ottawa, a Master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University, and a PhD in management from Walden University. He also earned Fellowship in the Canadian College of Health Leaders and is a Certified Physician Executive of the Canadian Medical Association. Martin is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. His clinical work has been in primary care and emergency medicine. He is a faculty member for the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and the Physician Leadership Institute at the Canadian Medical Association.

Martin has management and leadership experience spanning over 20 years in healthcare systems in positions as manager, director, president of Professional Staff, Chief of Staff, and Vice President and Chief Medical Executive. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of several nonprofit corporations.  His consulting work focuses on change management, organizational development, and strategic planning.

Martin has taught courses in the areas of leadership, corporate governance, ethics and strategy.

  • PhD, Walden University
  • MSA, Central Michigan University
  • MD, University of Ottawa
  • BSc, McMaster University

Professional Credentials

  • Chartered Manager – Canadian Institute of Management
  • Fellow – Canadian College of Health Leaders
  • EXTRA Fellow – Canadian Health Services Research Foundation

RCGA 684 – Corporate Governance & Accountability
MEDM 604 – Ethical Decision Making
EMNO 693 – Management of Non-profit Organizations

Marcoux, A., Lees, M, & Amlani, A. (2017). Will commoditization & vertical consolidation increase hearing aid adoption rates? Audiology Practices, 9(1), 10-17.

Lees, M., Chapman, P., & Dickson, S. (2011). A Process Improvement Strategy for Patient Safety. Healthcare Management Forum. April, S25-S28.

Vaillancourt, C., Stiell, I., Beaudoin, T., Maloney, J., Anton, A., Bradford, P., Cain, E., Travers, A., Stempien, M., Lees, M., Munkley, D., Battram, E., Banek, J., & Wells, G. (2009). The out-of-hospital validation of the Canadian c-spine rule by paramedics. Annals of Emergency Medicine 54(5) 663-671.

Lees, M., & Kearns, S. (2005) Improving Worklife Quality: A Diagnostic Approach Model. Healthcare Quarterly: Online Case Study. March.

Lees, M., & Taylor, G. (2004). Mergers and the new workplace: the effects of a merger of two emergency departments on nursing staff. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 26(4), 470-484.

Lees, M. (2004). Maintaining effectiveness while chasing efficiency. Invited Editorial. Healthcare Management Forum, 17(10), 36-37.

Lees, M., & Steeves, W. (2003). Survivor’s syndrome. Healthcare Management Forum, 16(4), 9-13.

Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality- National Association of Healthcare Quality
Member Canadian and Ontario Medical Associations
Certified Physician Executive of the Canadian Society of Physician Executives
Master Facilitator Canadian Patient Safety Institute
Faculty, Physician Leadership Institute

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