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Dr. Gary Tithecott, Associate Dean, UME

Dr TithecottDr. Tithecott completed his Doctor of Medicine at The University of Western Ontario in 1979.  Following an Internship at Victoria Hospital at Western University, he entered Family Medicine community practice in Grenfell Health in St. Anthony Newfoundland and subsequently Sarnia Ontario from 1980-1982. .He completed his residency in Paediatrics at the IWK Hospital for Children, Dalhousie University and at The Hospital for Sick Children at the University of Toronto and in 1986 received his Fellowship in Pediatrics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Tithecott graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at Western University in 2011.

Dr. Tithecott entered practice in consulting Community Pediatrics in 1986 in Chatham where he continues today. His contributions to regional medical leadership included the Chief of Pediatrics and Co-Director Maternal Newborn Program, member of the SW Ontario Perinatal Network(1987-2007); Medical Director of the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham (1987-2007); Chief of Emergency Services and Chief of Staff at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Chatham (2007-2011). He was the Academic Director for Paediatrics in Schulich Medicine’s Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network (2009-2011).

Dr. Tithecott has received various awards for education and quality improvement in health care.

Dr. Tithecott has held an academic appointment in the Department of Paediatrics at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry since 1989. His educational contributions are primarily for students and residents in clinical learning.

Dr. Tithecott has been the Associate Dean Undergraduate Medical Education at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University since October 2011. He has acted in various university leadership roles in education and quality assurance. He is a member of various national medical education committees. Dr. Tithecott is presently the Chair of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada Undergraduate Medical Education Deans’ Committee and the co-chair of the AFMC Task Force on the AFMC Student Questionnaires. Dr. Tithecott has acted as an accreditor for the Committee on Accreditation for Canadian Medical Schools and the Ontario IQUAP Process.