Nadia Knarr

Nadia Knarr, MD, CCFP, FCFP 
Director-at-Large
Belleville, Ontario
 

nadia_knarrAfter receiving her medical degree from the University of Toronto in 2003, Dr. Nadia Knarr completed her medical residency with Queen’s University and subsequently received her Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP) in 2005. In 2013, she completed the Physician Leadership Development Program, a program led by the Ontario Medical Association in collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association.

Dr. Knarr served as Chief of Family Medicine at Quinte Health Care (QHC) from 2009 to 2012 and as Medical Director from 2012 to 2014. She spearheaded the establishment of the Behavioural Supports Transition Unit, a new regional ward for patients with dementia, and continues as its co-lead.

From 2003 to 2005, Dr. Knarr was a member of the CFPC’s Continuing Professional Development Committee. Since 2007, she has been actively involved with implementing the Belleville-Quinte Family Medicine Program for residents, in addition to fulfilling various research and continuing professional development roles. She is currently a co-investigator for a research project with Queen’s University— a project that evaluates what leadership skills should be taught in postgraduate family medicine education.

A self-defined “intentional shepherd,” Dr. Knarr has served in many leadership positions at the regional and provincial levels. As a leader with a keen interest in building strong primary health care systems, Dr. Knarr was Associate Lead Physician for the Belleville-Quinte site of the Queen’s Family Health Team from 2009 to 2013. She was the Seniors Care Lead Physician from 2013 to 2015. She has been an active community preceptor for more than ten years with a variety of site roles. She is currently the Residency Program Site Director, Belleville-Quinte Site for Queen’s University, Department of Family Medicine. She began her term as Director-at-Large with the CFPC Board of Directors in 2015.

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