With the hope of leading a successful career as a family physician, Dr. Lisa Graves graduated with a medical doctorate from the University of Ottawa in 1991. She completed her residency in family medicine and enhanced skills training in maternal and child health at McGill University in 1994.
As a faculty member at McGill, she occupied several leadership positions including clerkship chair. Dr. Graves completed her Master of Clinical Science at Western University in 2018. She has a Certificate of Added Competency in Addiction Medicine.
From 2010 to 2013, Dr. Graves was the associate dean for Undergraduate Medical Education at NOSM University. From 2016 to 2022, she was associate dean for Faculty Affairs at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. She is currently the Secretary of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools, and the Secretary of the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education. She has furthermore authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Graves continues to use her clinical, teaching, and research interests to provide quality care through medical education on maternal and child health, especially for those belonging to vulnerable populations.
Ian McWhinney Family Medicine Education Award
This award honours excellence in family medicine education and is presented to a teacher of family medicine deemed by their peers to have made a unique and innovative contribution to family medicine education in Canada.