Dr. Lawrence Loh leaving post as top doctor in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon
Published May 25, 2022 at 1:57 pm
Dr. Lawrence Loh, who earned praise for his handling of the pandemic in Mississauga and Brampton for the past two years, is leaving his post as medical officer of health of Peel Region.
Dr. Loh will be joining the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) as its executive director and chief executive officer as well as heading the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM).
Starting out as a family doctor in Brampton, Dr. Loh has since worked in public health at various levels of the government over the years before becoming Peel’s top health official in March of 2020.
His profile was raised during the pandemic when his addresses updating the public on COVID-19 were regularly shown on television.
Notably, Dr. Loh often followed his own course of action during the pandemic when he ordered the closure of Peel schools in April or 2021 as well as shutting down the Amazon Fulfillment Centres in Brampton because of the high number of cases there.
The CFPIC is a professional association and the legal certifying body for the practice of family medicine in Canada.
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie was quick to acknowledge Dr. Loh’s leadership during the pandemic.
“Thank you for protecting the health and safety of our residents and for setting us on the path to recovery,” Crombie said. “We wish you all the best at the College of Family Physicians.”
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