Dr. Wortman is a Métis physician from northern Alberta, Canada. After working in construction for ten years he returned to school to obtain a BSc in Biology and Chemistry at the University of Alberta, an MD from the University of Calgary and Family Medicine training at the University of British Columbia.
For the past ten years, Dr. Wortman has served in senior management positions in the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch of Health Canada where he is currently the Senior Medical Advisor. He recently completed a two-year research interchange at the UBC Faculty of Medicine where he studied the role of traditional diet in the prevention and treatment of obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes in First Nations. In 2003, Dr. Wortman received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Medicine.
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