Dr. William Hogg
Dr. William Hogg
Eminent Scientist


Institut du Savoir Montfort, 745 Montreal road, Ottawa, ON K1K 0T1


Dr. William Hogg completed an MSc in experimental medicine (Department of Physiology) while completing his MD at McGill University. In 1975 he received his CCFP following a residency in family medicine at the University of Western Ontario (UWO). In 1993, Dr. Hogg completed the Masters of Clinical Science Graduate Studies Program at UWO.  He was honoured by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Family Medicine Research and by the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) with the Maurice Wood Award.

Dr. Hogg’s research program focuses on how to best deliver primary care services to patients. Decision makers, primary care providers and citizens need this information to make evidence-based decisions about which care reforms should be kept and encouraged and which should be abandoned. Within this funded research program, he is developing new methods for measuring performance in community clinics by automating the collection of patients experience data. He uses the appointment scheduler in the clinic’s Electronic Medical Record system to send patients a link to a survey by e-mail after their visit to the clinic. By substantially reducing the cost of collecting patient experience data, he enables data collection for research and accountability reasons and assist practices in their ongoing quality improvement efforts.

Dr. Hogg is currently the Eminent Scientist, professor and the Senior Research Advisor at the Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa. He recently served on the Board of Directors of the CFPC and chaired the Section of Researchers.

Research interests

  • Performance measurement
  • Models of care
  • Facilitation to change physician behavior and patient outcomes
  • Pan-Canadian research and knowledge translation
  • Digital patient engagement