Paul Farnan, MD BCh CCFP FCFP ASAM & CSAM certified

Paul is a partner with HealthQuest Occupational Health Corporation, advising organizations and industries on the health of their employees, especially complex disability management and substance abuse policy development. He has additional certification in addiction medicine and is a clinical associate professor in the department of family practice at the University of British Columbia. While he was executive director of the provincial physician health program, Paul had particular interest in conflict and tensions that exist at the interface of clinical and administrative medicine. 

Past chair of the Canadian Physician Health Network and a member of the expert advisory committee for the CMA's Centre for Physician Health and Well-being, Paul is a regular presenter at workshops and conferences addressing the resilience and sustainability of the healthcare workforce. Workplace concerns such as collaborative practice, drug and alcohol abuse, disability management and healthcare professionals who demonstrate disruptive behaviour are key interests.