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Dr. Margaret Steele
Dean of Medicine / Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Margaret Steele is the first female Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She took on this exciting role as of August 15, 2016. In addition to her role as Dean of Medicine, Dr. Steele is a professor in the Discipline of Psychiatry.

Prior to coming to Memorial, Dr. Steele was the Vice Dean, Hospital & Interfaculty Relations at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for five years. In her previous Vice Dean role, Dr. Steele led the implementation of the SouthWestern Academic Health Network (SWAHN). SWAHN’s goal is to improve patient and population health outcomes by academic integration with community stakeholders in SouthWestern Ontario.

Dr. Steele earned her honours degree in Microbiology and Immunology at Western University in 1983 and completed her MD in 1987. She obtained her Fellowship in Psychiatry in 1992, and in 1993, completed the requirements for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Diploma. Dr. Steele earned a Masters of Higher Education from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education\University of Toronto and became a Fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2008.

In 2012, Margaret became a Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association and in 2013 she became a Canadian Certified Physician Executive. She also was the first Canadian who participated in the Association of American Medical Colleges, Council of Dean fellows.
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