On Tuesday, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) announced the region’s newest Temporary Assistant Medical Officer of Health (AMOH).
According to a press release issued by MLHU, Dr. Karalyn Dueck has been hired for the position and will start on September 12 for an initial period of six months.
Dueck completed her medical studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, after which she trained as a physician in public health and preventive medicine, including family medicine, at the University of Toronto. Before getting her medical degree, Dueck earned her undergraduate degree from Western University.
While attending the University of Waterloo, where she earned her Masters in Public Health, Dueck also worked as a staff member at MLHU.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Dueck returning to the Health Unit and joining our team as a temporary interim AMOH. She brings exceptional knowledge of our community and public health to this role and we are excited to have her begin,” said Dr. Alex Summers, MLHU Medical Officer of Health.
According to the release, AMHO plays a “vital role” in enabling MLHU to “fulfill its mandate to protect and promote the health of residents of London and Middlesex County.”
“The AMOH position is critical to our organization and Dr. Dueck’s expertise and leadership will pay significant dividends in the months ahead,” says Summers.
The position of deputy medical officer of health at MLHU has been vacant since Summers was appointed medical officer of health in March 2022.