Regional Supervising Coroner for Eastern Ontario Announced
Interim Chief Coroner Welcomes Dr. McNaughton-Filion in New Role
Today, Ontario's interim chief coroner Dr. Dan Cass announced the appointment of Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion as a regional supervising coroner. Dr. McNaughton-Filion will oversee death investigation services in eastern Ontario.
An investigating coroner since 1999, Dr. McNaughton-Filion has overseen more than 1,500 death investigations. She has also served the Ontario public and worked to improve public safety by presiding over a number of high-profile inquests. Dr. McNaughton-Filion is a former president of the Ontario Coroners Association
Since 1993, she has practised emergency medicine at the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa, where she has held a number of senior leadership positions. She has also served as the Champlain Local Health Integrated Network's emergency department lead and has been involved in government initiatives to improve health care, including being a member of Ontario's Emergency Department Task Force.
In addition, Dr. McNaughton-Filion has demonstrated expertise on the subject of international protected persons and has been an associate professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa since 1997, where she has taught extensively, as well as publishing and presenting medical papers.
Dr. McNaughton-Filion attended McGill University, where she obtained a bachelor of science degree in 1983 and a medical degree in 1987. She received certification in emergency medicine from the College of Family Physicians in 1990 and became a fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2004.
“Dr. McNaughton-Filion is a very well-respected physician in eastern Ontario. Her commitment to and extensive knowledge of the death investigation system, combined with her bilingualism and familiarity with the region, will be a valuable asset to the people of Ontario.”
Dr. Dan Cass