Lloyd B. Oppel, MD, MHSc

Founding Fellow

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Lloyd B. Oppel, MD, CCFP(EM), has been an outspoken defender of science-based medicine in Canada. He presently serves as:

  • Chair, British Columbia Medical Association (BCMA) Council on Health Promotion, where he monitors alternative health practices for the BCMA.
  • Chair, BCMA Allied Health Committee.
  • President of Canadians for Rational Health Policy (CRHP). He and three colleagues formed Canadians for Rational Health Policy (CRHP) in 1998 because of concerns over the Canadian government’s newly created Office of Natural Health Products. Their aim has been to “promote science in the service of the public.”
  • Chair, Scientific Evaluation Panel, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.
As a member of the British Columbia Ministry Of Health Clinical Prevention Committee, Dr Oppel worked for new and existing health care treatments, programs, policies and products to be consistent with the best available scientific evidence.

Dr Oppel earned both his medical degree and master’s degree in public health at the University of British Columbia. He is a Fellow of College of Family Physicians of Canada in Emergency Medicine. He has been Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, since 2002 and a member of the University of British Columbia Department of Health Care and Epidemiology since 2005. He has experience developing and teaching a medical school biostatistics and experimental design course. He currently works as an emergency physician at the University of British Columbia Hospital. He is also a continuing medical education (CME) reviewer for the Canadian Family Practice College.

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