Dr. Eric Wooltorton
Dr. Eric Wooltorton
Interim Vice-Dean, Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


Dr. Eric Wooltorton was appointed Interim Vice-Dean of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at the Faculty of Medicine in September 2023, joining the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) of the Faculty.

A 21-year veteran of the Faculty, Dr. Wooltorton is passionate about continuing professional development and is inspired daily by his patients, learners and colleagues at the Department of Family Medicine, the Faculty and The Ottawa Hospital Academic Family Health Team. In addition to currently chairing the College of Family Physicians of Canada Faculty Development Education Committee, he has served as the Department of Family Medicine’s Director of Faculty Development as well as Director of Curriculum. He has chaired the uOttawa National Skills Day for Family Physicians since 2014.

An associate professor, Dr. Wooltorton’s main scholarly interests involve continuing professional development, developing faculty, innovations in teaching strategies, burnout prevention and promotion of physician engagement, wellness, and interdisciplinary care. He recently helped coordinate an antiracism faculty development e-module, and he co-leads the CLIMB (Clinical, Leadership, Investigation, Medical Education, Best Self) Faculty Mentorship Program.

Dr. Wooltorton brings to the role his passion for teaching, particularly palliative care and procedures, pediatrics and complex care; and he advocates for primary care, LGBTQ+ health, and the care of intellectually disabled patients. He has received the AFMC John Ruedy Award for Innovation in Medical Education as well as the Physician of the Year Award from the Ontario College of Family Physicians.

Dr. Wooltorton earned his BSc at McGill University, followed by his MD and a MSc at Queen’s University. He completed a family medicine residency and Master of Education in Health Professions Education at the University of Ottawa.