Yukon Chief Medical Officer of Health

Dr. Brendan Hanley


Last Updated: March 18, 2013

Dr. Brendan Hanley is Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.

As the sole Medical Officer of Health in the Territory, Dr. Hanley’s responsibilities cover the full gamut of public health, whether it be preparing for pandemics, advising on immunizations, overseeing communicable disease investigations and management, working with government in developing public health policy and setting public health priorities, answering questions from doctors and nurses, talking public health with the public, or participating on various national committees.

One of Dr. Hanley’s main interests has been in fostering community partnerships to strengthen Yukon’s public health system.

Prior to working as Yukon’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hanley was the Chief of Emergency at the Whitehorse General Hospital, where he still practices on a part time basis, and also practiced Family Medicine.

Dr. Hanley has practiced in a number of both rural and inner city locations around Canada as well as internationally. He spent many years in the Canadian arctic and regularly worked with Doctors without Borders and other relief organizations.

Dr. Hanley received his MD from the University of Alberta, a diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the University of Liverpool, and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Brendan Hanley