Aamir Bharmal, MD, is a Public Health Physician at Cleveland Clinic Canada. Dr. Bharmal has a strong interest in infectious diseases, clinical epidemiology, and health equity.

Dr. Bharmal completed his Doctor of Medicine, with Special Training in Research (STIR), at the University of Alberta. He went on to complete a Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, along with two separate residencies in Family Medicine and Public Health and Preventive Medicine. He is board-certified in Public Health and Preventive Medicine in both Canada and the USA.

Dr. Bharmal currently acts as the Medical Health Officer and Medical Director for Communicable Disease Control for the Fraser Health Authority in Surrey, BC, as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor for the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. He holds positions on numerous provincial public health committees, including co-chairing BC’s Communicable Disease Policy Advisory Committee and BC’s Enteric Policy Working Group. 

An avid researcher, Dr. Bharmal’s work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals, including the Journal of Hospital Infection, Addiction, and the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. He has been an invited speaker at provincial and national conferences on topics including vaccination, outbreak management, and COVID-19.

When he’s not treating patients, Dr. Bharmal enjoys rowing, hiking, and throwing clay on the pottery wheel.


Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Toronto, ON
University of Toronto
St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Family Medicine
Toronto, ON
Master of Public Health
Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD
Doctor of Medicine
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
Bachelor of Science
University of Calgary
Biological Science
Calgary. AB
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
University of Calgary
Medical Sociology
Calgary. AB


  • Diplomate, American Board of Preventive Medicine
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Certificant, College of Family Physicians of Canada

Specialty Interests

  • Public Health
  • Immunizations
  • Communicable disease control
  • Harm reduction
  • Preventive medicine

Awards & Honours

  • National Finalist (as part of Team Surrey), MaRS Discovery District, Opioid Data Challenge 
  • Chandrakant P Shah Award for Excellence in Field Research, Public Health & Preventive Medicine Residency Program, University of Toronto
  • Resident Service Award, Public Health & Preventive Medicine Residency Program, University of Toronto
  • Inductee, Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health 
  • Best Resident Research Project Presentation, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Family Health Team 
  • Quality Improvement Resident Project of the Year, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Family Health Team
  • Dr. Ethel L Fried Memorial Leadership Scholarship, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta
  • George Grover Leadership Scholarship, Student Awards, University of Alberta 
  • Jason Lang Scholarship, Government of Alberta 
  • Lois Hole Humanities & Social Science Scholarship, Government of Alberta 
  • Department of Sociology Labovitz Prize, University of Calgary 
  • Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship, Student Awards, Government of Alberta 
  • Health Quality Council of Alberta Student Research Award 
  • Louise Dean Memorial Award, University of Calgary 
  • 54th Students’ Legislative Council Student Award, Students’ Union, University of Calgary 
  • Frances Camyre Memorial Bursary, University of Calgary