Dr. Owen Heisler

Edmonton Zone, Medical Director, Alberta Health Services

Owen Heisler MD, MBA, FRCSC, FACPE, FCCHL is Edmonton Zone Medical Director for Alberta Health Services having previously served as EVP/CMO of Vancouver Island Health Authority (BC) and VP Medicine David Thompson Health Region (Alta). Medical school, surgical residency and a Masters Degree in Experimental Surgery at the University of Alberta interspersed with an internship at Dalhousie University were the prelude to a busy 19 year general surgical practice in Red Deer, Alberta that preceded this administrative track. Dr. Heisler is a Canadian Fellowship (FRCSC) general surgeon who earned his MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business and his certificate in theological studies through Newman Theological College. Building on an EXTRA Fellowship from the CHSRF, Dr. Heisler has an interest in knowledge translation, ethics and evidence informed care pathways. He is an active member of the Canadian Society of Physician Executives (CSPE) and the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE). He was certified a health care executive by the CCHSE in 2006 (CHE) and Board Certified by CCMM in 2009 (CPE).