Peter James Kuling, BSc, MSc, MD, FCFP, CCPE

Peter was awarded the CMA’s 2017 Sir Charles Tupper Award for Political Advocacy in recognition of his lifelong dedication to health care advocacy. He is a former president of the Saskatchewan Medical Association and, as chair of the CMA Political Action Committee, championed the MD-MP Contact Program, a grassroots lobbying initiative to influence public health care policy. He also oversaw successful campaigns to ban tobacco advertising at sporting and cultural events and to obtain increased funding for health care. 

As a faculty member with CMA Joule and the Ontario College of Family Physicians, Peter delivers programs on advocacy, leadership and best practices. He is also an expert advisor for Accreditation Canada International, delivering education sessions on leadership and quality improvement internationally. 

Peter is an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa. He also served as lead physician and unit director for The Ottawa Hospital’s Academic Family Health Team. He is a Canadian Certified Physician Executive and has completed the Advanced Health Leadership Program at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management.