Aamir Bharmal, MD, is a Public Health Physician and a member of Cleveland Clinic Canada's Advisory Services team. Dr. Bharmal has a strong interest in infectious diseases, clinical epidemiology, and health equity.

Following undergraduate degrees in biology and medical sociology at the University of Calgary, 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 at the University of Toronto. He is board-certified in Public Health and Preventive Medicine in both Canada and the USA.

Dr. Bharmal currently serves as Medical Director for Public Health Response at the BC Centre for Disease Control, where he leads a team responsible for preparing, preventing, and responding to emerging public health threats, including infectious diseases. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia's School of Population and Public Health.

He holds positions on numerous provincial public health committees, including co-chairing BC’s Communicable Disease Policy Advisory Committee.

An avid researcher, Dr. Bharmal’s work has been published in several peer-reviewed medical journals, including Vaccine, Medical Care, and Addiction. He has been an invited speaker at provincial and national conferences on topics such as vaccination, outbreak management, and public health program development.

When he’s not practicing medicine, 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