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Family Physician, University of Ottawa
Writing at illgotgains.com, Kapil Khatter is a practicing family doctor in Ottawa, Canada with more than a passing interest in health policy.
As executive director, Dr. Khatter transformed the volunteer Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment into a professional non-profit with paid staff. He co-founded the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care and was an original board member of US-based Health Care Without Harm.
Dr. Khatter moonlighted as a policy director for environmental organizations and as senior technical expert on the Government of Canada's Chemicals Management Plan capacity building project. He has served as a Canadian delegate in international environmental negotiations and on many thrilling government committees looking at health, health care and the environment.
Winner of the College of Family Physicians of Canada Environmental Health Award and the Nicole Bruinsma Memorial Award for Environmental Leadership, Dr. Khatter is currently an associate editor at Open Medicine and Past President of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.
Dr. Khatter is married with children and slowly starting to like living in Ottawa.