David is the Director of the Besrour Centre for Global Family Medicine at the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He has also served as the Besrour Centre Research Director and the Chair of the Besrour Centre Advisory Council.
A family doctor in Ottawa, where he is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, David has extensive experience in caring for vulnerable and migrant populations in Canada and abroad in nations such as Haiti, Chad and Guyana, where he tries to support integrating research into the new discipline of family medicine.
He has served as a Medical Advisor to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and is a member of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity.
David earned his medical degree from McGill, holds a CCFP(EM) and FCFP, and has a Master of Science degree in International Primary Care from the University of London. He enjoys raising his three young girls in Ottawa to think and act as global citizens.