Dr. Jane Philpott studied medicine at the University of Western Ontario. She completed a Family Medicine residency at the University of Ottawa and a Tropical Medicine Fellowship in Toronto. She worked in West Africa from 1989 to 1998 where she practiced general medicine and developed a community health training program. In 2005, she worked in Niger with “Médecins Sans Frontières”. Dr. Philpott is Lead Physician of the Stouffville Medical Centre Family Health Organization. She has a special interest in HIV primary care. She is also pursuing graduate studies in Global Health at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Philpott is the founder and chair of a movement called “Give a Day to World AIDS” which has inspired numerous participants in the medical, legal and business communities of Canada. In the past four years it has raised about 2 million dollars to assist those affected by AIDS in Africa.
Dr. Philpott is Interim Chief of Family Medicine at Markham Stouffville Hospital. She is leading the development of a new teaching site for the University of Toronto Department of Family & Community Medicine. The Family Medicine residency at this location will begin in July 2010 and will have a longitudinal focus on global health.
Dr. Philpott is on the planning committee of the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC) to assist with building Family Medicine residency training in Ethiopia.
She and her husband have four children.