Dr. Alan Chaput
Dr. Alan Chaput
Vice-Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education


Dr. Alan Chaput was appointed Vice-Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) at the Faculty of Medicine for a five-year term effective January 1, 2023. In this role, Dr. Chaput joins the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) of the Faculty.

A member of the Faculty since 2007, Dr. Chaput has been actively involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. From 2007 to 2012, he was the content expert for the pharmacology and therapeutics components of the MD program and was a member of UGME’s Distinguished Teacher Program, committing hundreds of hours to dedicated undergraduate teaching. Through the course of his undergraduate teaching he was considered among the top five percent of evaluated faculty for teaching excellence. He became Assistant Dean, PGME in 2012, and carried on in that role until now, serving a total of 10 years in that capacity. He has overseen PGME and residency program level accreditation, has supported the approval of several new Royal College accredited fellowship programs, has been responsible for the development and oversight of remedial programs to support trainees in difficulty, and has led the implementation of Competency by Design. 

Additionally, Dr. Chaput served as the Vice-Chair of Education in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine from 2014 to 2016. In 2014, he began working as an educator with the Royal College International (RCI), where he played a role in introducing the CanMEDS competency framework on a global scale, and in 2018 he became the Regional Director for Kuwait with RCI where he oversees examinations, accreditation and faculty development activities.

Dr. Chaput is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and is a practicing anesthesiologist with The Ottawa Hospital. He has received many teaching awards from medical students and residents and was presented with the Certificate of Merit Award from the Canadian Association for Medical Education for his work on the undergraduate curriculum. Dr. Chaput brings a reputation for strong leadership, solid judgment, and professionalism to the Faculty.