Occupational Medicine Clinic
Division of Preventive Medicine
University of Alberta
5-30 University Terrace
8303 112 Street
Edmonton, AB T6G 2T4
Clinic Founded 1984


AOEC Contacts

Martha Chase (clinic secretary)
Jeremy Beach, MD, FFOM, FRCP(C)

Nicola Cherry, MD PhD, FRCP
Phone: 780-492-4148
Fax: (780) 492-9677

Clinic Description
The Occupational Medicine Consultation Clinic is located within the University of Alberta Hospital. The Occupational Health Consultation Clinic is a medical clinic for the diagnosis and evaluation of health problems suspected of being due to exposures or injuries at work or in the environment, and assessing the impact of health problems on fitness for work. The clinic is staffed by physicians with specialist accreditation in occupational medicine, and is used as an opportunity to train physicians training as specialists in occupational medicine. The Clinic is also used as an opportunity to train physicians in occupational medicine. It is the principal clinical activity of the Occupational Health Program of the University of Alberta - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, which is dedicated to research, education, and service in occupational health.

Most Common Occupational Diagnoses
Musculoskeletal, Respiratory

Most Common Environmental Diagnoses
Allergy/irritant problems

General Services Provided
Diagnosis of occupational related disease, Diagnosis of environmental related disease, Medical surveillance. Site Visits, Advice on fitness to work, Advice on toxicology of workplace substances

Other Specialized Services
Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, Occupational Lung Disease, Analysis of Serial Peak Flow Readings in suspected occupational asthma.

Nicola Cherry, MD, PhD, FRCP, FFOM, Physician, Director of Occupational Health Program
Harold Hoffman, MD, FRCP(C), Staff Physician
Alexander Doroshenko, MD, FRCP(C), Staff Physician
Jeremy Beach, MD, FFOM, FRCP, Director of Occupational Residency Program
Occupational Medicine Residents

Training Offered
Residency training in Occupational Medicine leading to fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Enhanced skills training in Occupational Medicine for community based physicians with a special interest or focused practice in Occupational Medicine. The Occupational Health Program also offers post graduate education (MSc/PhD) with opportunities for clinic experience at medical student electives.

Areas of Significant Research/Interest
Occupational Toxicology, Respiratory Disease, Dermatology, Neurotoxicity

Clinicians see patients two half days per week at the University of Alberta Department of Medicine
Out-patient clinic.

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