Dr. Michael Moffatt was the Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba and Medical Director for the Child Health Program of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority from 1998 to 2003. In February 2004, he took on the role of Executive Director of Research, Quality and Decision Support for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. He received a B.Sc.(1967) and MD (1970) from the University of Toronto. After a Rotating Internship at the Royal Victoria Hospital, he spent two years as a General Practitioner in Fort Rae NWT where he developed a lifelong passion for northern and aboriginal health issues. He did his Pediatric residency at the Montreal Children’s Hospital qualifying with an FRCPC and Certification in Quebec in 1977. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at McGill from 1977-79 and completed a Masters in Epidemiology and Health in 1981. After 4 years on Faculty at McGill, he moved to Manitoba in 1983, where he has continued to practice Pediatrics and has also held positions as Director of the JA Hildes Northern Medical Unit, Director of IM-PACT Injury Prevention Centre (1996-98) and Head of the Department of Community Health Sciences at different times. His research interests have included pediatric epidemiology, population health and clinical research in the health of First Nation and Inuit children, iron deficiency, enuresis, SIDS, early childhood caries and injury prevention. Developing interests include quality improvement in health, patient safety and knowledge translation. Clinically, he continues to provide consultation in general pediatrics to 3 northern communities.
He is currently Executive Director of Research and Applied Learning for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. This portfolio includes the Quality and Accreditation Services Team, Patient Safety, Health Information and Research and Evaluation and Library Services for the region. Assisting the Region in becoming an Evidence-Informed, Learning Organization is a major goal of his portfolio. He is also a Professor in the departments of Community Health Sciences and Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba. He has supervised numerous graduate students and teaches in clinical pediatrics.