Dr. Parminder Brar, President, Niagara Health Medical Staff Association, is a Consultant Pediatrician who has also had a primary care pediatric practice in St. Catharines for over two decades. He moved to Niagara after completing his residency in Pediatrics from Saskatoon and has made St. Catharines his home since 1993. He has been a member of the Medical Advisory Committee of Niagara Health since its inception in 2000. In years past he has also served as Chair of the Health Professions Advisory Committee of the Haldimand, Niagara, Hamilton, Brant LHIN. During his residency training he also served as the Secretary Treasurer of the Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Saskatchewan and as the representative of the Canadian Association of Interns and Residents to the Canadian Medical Association Council for Health Education.
Dr. Brar was the first Regional Chief of Pediatrics of the Niagara Health System from 2000 -2013 and had the responsibility of melding the three pediatrics departments of the hospitals in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Welland, each with distinct cultures, into one cohesive functional unit.
As the Co-Medical Director of the NHS Maternal Child Program, Dr. Brar was involved in all aspects of the operation of, and planning services delivery for the program, including developing clinical standards protocols, utilization management, program accreditation, recruitment and retention of medical staff, budgeting, fund raising, pandemic planning, continuing medical education and as a liaison to various internal and external stakeholders.