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Dr. John W. Drover appointed as Interim Head of the Department of Critical Care Medicine

Published Mon Dec 21st 2015

Dr. John W. Drover appointed as the Interim Head of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences.

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John W. Drover as the Interim Head of the newly approved Department of Critical Care Medicine, effective September 1, 2015. This appointment is for a two-year period until June 30, 2017.

After graduating in 1980 with his Bachelor of Science from Acadia University, Dr. Drover attended Dalhousie University, graduating with his Doctor of Medicine in 1984. He later completed his residency in General Surgery at Queen’s University, and subsequently did training in Critical Care Medicine at Queen’s University in 1994. He went on to work as a Senior Registrar in Critical Care at Guy’s Hospital, London, UK for six months.

Dr. Drover joined Queen’s as an Assistant Professor at Queen’s University in 1994. In 2002, he took on the position of Director of the Critical Care Program. From 2004 to 2009 he also held the position of Deputy Head of the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Drover now assumes the position of Department Head of the newly created Department of Critical Care Medicine. He is currently a Professor with Tenure within the School of Medicine, and the Director of Accreditation and Quality Improvement for Undergraduate Medical Education at Queen’s University. Earlier this year, Dr. Drover helped lead the School of Medicine to an eight-year accreditation decision by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

Dr. Drover is an attending staff physician at both Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH). He is the Medical Coordinator for the Kingston Bariatric Regional Assessment and Treatment Center at HDH, and a Rapid Assessment of Critical Events (RACE) team member at KGH.

Dr. Drover is the recipient of several awards, including seven teaching awards for his work at Queen’s University. He was also given the KGH Team Award for Leadership in 2011, the Best Use of Specialties Unit Administrators award from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2012 and the Achievement, Commitment and Excellence (ACE) Award from the MOHLTC in 2015. 

Dr. Drover is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Canadian Medical Association, the Ontario Medical Association, the Canadian Critical Care Society, the American College of Surgeons, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.