Dr Haile T. Debas, Chairman pro-tem

With an MD from McGill University, Dr Debas’ career as a physician, researcher, teacher and ​​academic administrator spans over four decades and includes positions at hospitals, medical centres a​nd universities in Canada and the USA. Dr Debas is an influential voice in academic medicine and issues of global health. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A recipient of the UCSF medal, the highest honour conferred by the University, Dr Debas is also former Chancellor and Dean Emeritus of the School of Medicine at UCSF. Dr Debas was appointed to the AKU Board in 2010. ​