The Canadian Physician Health Institute (CPHI) is a national program governed by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Canadian Medical Foundation (CMF) and the provincial / territorial medical associations (PTMA’s). The Institute works collaboratively with a wide range of national health organizations to:

- Promote physician health and wellness;
- Help partners connect, share information and build knowledge; and
- Increase our collective capacity to address issues associated with physician mental health in Canada

To learn more about physician health visit CHPI website at


Best practices and emerging knowledge about physician health are featured in a new series of podcasts released by the Canadian Physician Health Institute (CPHI).

The podcasts feature such Canadian physician leaders in the field of physician health and well-being as Dr. Derek Puddester, director of the CPHI, Dr. James Sproule, managing director of physician services, Canadian Medical Protective Association and Dr. Michael Kaufmann, medical director, Physician Health Program, Ontario Medical Association. Other podcasts feature powerful presentations by Canadian Medical Association leaders such as Past-President Dr. Anna Reid.

Topics range from managing boundaries between life and technology, to dealing with disruptive physician behavior and addressing addiction in physicians.

To access the CPHI podcasts click on the title below:

Fighting stigma and normalizing physicians' health
Dr. Louis Francescutti
CMA President

Appreciating student perspectives on physician health
Ms. Soniya Sharma
Medical student, Queen's University

Promoting excellent performance in residency
Mr. Christopher Hurst
Wellness Consultant, Office of Resident Wellness Postgraduate Medical Education Office, University of Toronto

Future video podcasts to be released are:

Reaching out and accepting help
Dr. Anna Reid
Past President, Canadian Medical Association

Learning about AMA’s Physician and Family Support Program
Dr. William Hnydyk
Assistant Executive Director, Professional Affairs, Alberta Medical Association

Approaching disruptive physician behaviour in a new way
Dr. Michael Kaufmann
Medical Director, Physician Health Program, Ontario Medical Association

Studying physician health needs in Newfoundland and Labrador
Dr. Gina Higgins
Chair, Physician Health Committee, Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association

Addressing addictions in physicians
Dr. Kingsley Watts
Associate Medical Director, Physician Health Program, Ontario Medical Association

Understanding the history and future of physician health
Dr. Michael Myers
Pioneer in Physician Health

Managing boundaries between life and technology
Dr. David Ward
Resident, University of Calgary

Canada is a global leader in physician health
Dr. Derek Puddester
Director, Physician Health, Canadian Medical Association

Promoting professionalism and preventing disruptive behaviour in physicians
Dr. James Sproule
Managing Director, Physician Services, Canadian Medical Protective Association

Understanding disruptive physician behavior
Dr. Paul Farnan
Occupational Health and Addiction Medicine

Appreciating the power of stigma in physician addiction
Dr. Paul Farnan
Occupational Health and Addiction Medicine

Remediating disruptive physician behaviour
Ms. Mary Yates
Director, Physician Health Program, Ontario Medical Association

Learn more about physician health visit CHPI website at





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