August 25, 2016
Dr. Alexa Bagnell new Chief of Psychiatry at the IWK Health Centre
For Immediate Release – Halifax: The IWK is pleased to officially announce the appointment of Dr. Alexa Bagnell as the Chief of Psychiatry at the IWK Health Centre. Alexa accepted this appointment effective July 1st. She will serve a five-year term.
Alexa joined the IWK in 2003 and has a history of impressive accomplishments even during her early education. While at McGill during her undergraduate years, her academic and athletic excellence led her to be one of only ten Rhode Scholars in the history of McGill Varsity Athletics. As a Rhode Scholar, she attended Oxford University for further study and then went on to Dalhousie Medical School where she graduated at the top of her class with the University Gold Medal. She did an internship in Pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and her psychiatry and child psychiatry residency and research fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Alexa is an Associate Professor at Dalhousie's Department of Psychiatry and is actively involved in education and research. She has won numerous awards, including winning the Alex Gillis Award for Clinical Excellence. She has been published countless times, is active in numerous local, regional and national committees, and is highly regarded by her peers.
Alexa previously held the position of Associate Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and most recently served as Interim Chief.
“As a respected leader and accomplished physician we are so fortunate that Alexa is taking on the position of Chief and will continue to play an important leadership role at the IWK,” says Tracy Kitch, CEO and President of the IWK Health Centre.
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