Halton names new Medical Officer of Health for Oakville, Milton, Burlington


Published February 14, 2024 at 4:37 pm

There’s a new top doc in Halton Region, responsible for medical decision affecting people in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.

Dr. Deepika Lobo is the new Commissioner of Health and Medical Officer of Health. Lobo has served as an Associate Medical Officer of Health since joining Halton Region in 2019 and has been acting Commissioner of Health since September 2023.

“On behalf of Halton Region, we are pleased to officially welcome Dr. Lobo to this very critical position in our community,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “We are confident that Dr. Lobo’s experience, knowledge, and leadership capabilities will keep our public health services strong and keep our residents healthy.”

Lobo completed her residency in public health and preventive medicine through the DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University and is a Fellow with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Lobo obtained her doctor of medicine from Kasturba Medical College at Manipal University in India, and has the degrees of master of public health and master of business administration from McMaster University.

“We are very fortunate to have Dr. Lobo on our team and I look forward to continuing to work together,” said Jane MacCaskill, Chief Administrative Officer for Halton Region.

The Halton Region Health Department provides a range of accessible and effective programs.

Public health programs support the physical and mental health and well-being of residents that aim to reduce health inequities, protect and promote health, and prevent injury and disease.

Paramedic services provide advanced 24/7 pre-hospital emergency care and community paramedic programs and deliver public awareness programs, including CPR, public access defibrillation, and injury prevention.

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