Isaac Sobol, MD

Isaac Sobol, MD
Chief Medical Officer of Health
Dept. of Health and Social Services, Government of Nunavut, Iqaluit, Canada

Dr. Isaac Sobol is the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nunavut and holds an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor in Family Practice at UBC. He obtained his MD and Family Practice training at Queen’s University at Kingston, and his Community Medicine training at UBC.

Dr. Sobol is the Chair of the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health (Canada), the Nunavut representative on the Public Health Network Council, and the P/T Co-Chair of the Surveillance and Information Expert Group of Public Health Network. Additionally, Dr. Sobol sits on the Advisory Board of the National Collaborating Centre on Aboriginal Health and also on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Aboriginal Health-CIHR.

His medical career has focused in the area of Aboriginal health, working with Métis, First Nations, and now Inuit communities. Each year, he leads a team of volunteers to provide free medical clinics for the poor in eastern Tibet, on behalf of Rokpa International, whose Canadian branch he founded in 1992