Jennifer J. Williams, BSc, MD, FRCPC

Jennifer is a compassionate and trauma-informed gastroenterologist and leader. She is committed to creating healthy work environments to help individuals thrive while improving the quality of health care, enhancing patient experience and outcomes and achieving system sustainability. 

A clinical associate professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at University of Calgary, Jennifer has practised gastroenterology for nearly 15 years. She has held numerous leadership roles, including on the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Board where she was integral in the development of the AMA’s Healthy Working Environments Framework and was a founding member of the Specialty Care Alliance.

In November 2020, she accepted the role of medical representative (south sector), in physician wellness and diversity with Alberta Health Services. She also serves as a collaborator with Well Doc Alberta. In January 2021, Jennifer was appointed Deputy Head (Clinical) at the U of C’s department of medicine. Among her many achievements, she received Chief Wellness Officer Certification through Stanford Medicine WellMD.

Jennifer believes patients cannot be first in a system where employees and physicians come last. She wants to help create health care teams characterized by safety, trust, connection, voice, empowerment and compassion, so that together we can transform health care.