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Dr. Richard Zabrodski

Calgary, Alberta
» Appointed to a part-time term of four years on November 29, 2017.

Dr. Zabrodski has over 35 years' experience in various aspects of medicine, including the assessment of occupational fitness, impairment and disability. He is a clinical assistant professor in the departments of community health sciences and family medicine at the University of Calgary's Cummings School of Medicine. He is a member of the Occupational and Environmental Association of Canada and the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine. Dr. Zabrodski provided consulting services to corporate aviation and law enforcement for 25 years and was a certified Civil Aviation Medical Examiner for over 30 years. In 1982, he obtained his certification in family medicine, and the following year received a certificate of special competence in emergency medicine, both from the Canadian College of Family Physicians. He received his certification in occupational medicine from the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine in 1997. In 2014, he completed the Insurance Medicine and Medical Legal Expertise program through the Université de Montréal. Dr. Zabrodski is a Fellow of the International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators. He has acted as a complaint review and tribunal chairman for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. He has held IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) and instructor ratings, acted as a CFI (Chief Flying Instructor) and as a sailplane pilot, and completed the FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale) gold badge with two diamonds. His marine sector experience includes work on board research vessels on the Great Lakes while obtaining his biology degree. Dr. Zabrodski continues to practice part-time in Alberta as a specialist in family medicine, with a special interest in occupational medicine.