Dr. June Carroll completed her medical degree and family medicine residency at the University of Toronto. As a student she found biology and genetics fascinating; she chose family medicine as a career for its diverse challenges, its involvement with patients over the entire life cycle, and the ability to make a difference in people’s lives.
For the past 30 years Dr. Carroll has practised comprehensive family medicine with the Mount Sinai Academic Family Health Team in Toronto, where she currently holds the Sydney G. Frankfurt Chair in Family Medicine. She is also a professor and clinician scientist in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, Vice Chair of the Ontario Genetics Advisory Committee, and a member of the Consultation and Advisory Group for Genetics in Ontario for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Dr. Carroll is the co-founding Director of Genetics Education Canada – Knowledge Organization, a not-for-profit body whose mandate is to enhance the genomics literacy of health care providers across Canada. She loves working with interprofessional research teams and exchanging ideas in the hopes of having a real impact on everyday practices. Recently she has had opportunities to bring a family medicine perspective to provincial policy meetings, primarily regarding genomic medicine. Her passion is engaging primary care providers in genomic medicine to enable them to offer patients a personalized approach to risk assessment, diagnosis, and management.
Lifetime Achievement in Family Medicine Research Award
These awards honour individuals who are trailblazers and leaders in family medicine research, and who have made a significant career contribution to family medicine research during their active career years. These awards give public recognition to both their work and to the discipline of family medicine.