2012 – Alberta
Dr Michel Donoff is recognized for his extensive contributions to family medicine practice, education, and patient advocacy through his work in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta.
As a medical graduate from the University of Alberta, Dr Donoff received his Certification in Family Medicine in 1979. In 1998, he became a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). For 30 years, Dr Donoff has practised comprehensive family medicine, including obstetrics, at the Royal Alexandra Hospital Family Medicine Centre in Edmonton. He left his practice in 2006, but continues his role as Clinic Director of the Centre.
At the University of Alberta, Dr Donoff is actively involved as Full Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Edmonton Oliver Primary Care Network and has been involved with physician assessment, electronic medical record development, and quality improvement measures.
Dr Donoff has served on several CFPC committees and as a consultant to the US Task Force on Competency Assessment in Family Medicine. He has also been instrumental in developing a Competency-Based Assessment System, a method that provides residents with focused feedback on performance in a number of domains. This system is being adopted by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and piloted by a variety of Royal College specialty programs.
Outside of work, Dr Donoff enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his wife Danusia, his daughter Gabrielle, and his son Chris. They also have an impressive collection of board games!