Dr. Lawrence Loh is Peel’s new Medical Officer of Health
Continuing his work to help us all live the best, healthiest and most enjoyable lives we can in Peel.
The Region of Peel has a new Medical Officer of Health. Dr. Lawrence Loh has been Interim Medical Officer of Health since March 2020 and accepted the permanent role as of July 2.
Dr. Loh’s primary responsibility is to you and all residents across Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. He ensures his staff are doing everything they can to keep you safe and healthy every day.
He has served as an Associate Medical Officer of Health since 2016, leading many key health initiatives for Peel Region including:
- Community water fluoridation
- Lyme disease prevention
- Zika virus
- Provincial food and recreational water regulations
- Renewal of the Ontario Public Health Standards
- Deployment of electronic medical records
You have likely seen and heard Dr. Loh in the news throughout the COVID-19 pandemic while working with all levels of government. He continues to bring professionalism and expertise to his work.
Dr. Loh looks forward to helping ensure the future of Peel is healthy, safe and connected.
Prior to his time at Peel Public Health, Dr. Loh served at all 3 levels of government in 2 provinces. He worked at the Public Health Agency of Canada in the vaccine safety division, at Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia as Medical Health Officer for Burnaby and the Tri-Cities, and as Senior Medical Consultant to Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. His connection to the Peel community goes even further back, though, having first entered practice as a family physician in Heart Lake in northwest Brampton, before completing a Masters at Johns Hopkins and specialty training right here at Peel Public Health as a senior resident in 2011.