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Commodore Dr. Hans W. Jung, OMM, CD, QHP, OStJ, MD, MA

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Commodore Dr. Hans W. Jung, OMM, CD, QHP, OStJ, MD, MA

Commodore Dr. Hans W. Jung is a retired general/flag officer of the Royal Canadian Navy and Senior Fellow of New Westminster College. He earned a Medical Doctor degree in 1984 from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. His other professional education includes the following:

  • 2009: Executive Leadership Program, Canadian Forces College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2008: United States Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives, USA
  • 2006: National Securities Studies Program, Canadian Forces College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2004: Senior Medical Leaders Course, United States Joint Forces Command, USA
  • 2003-2005: Master of Arts in Leadership and Training, Royal Roads University, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • 2003: Queen’s Public Executive Program, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • 2000: Queen’s Strategic Leaders Program, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • 1999-2002: Physician Management Institute I-IV
  • 1984-1985: Internship at Toronto East General and Orthopaedic Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Commodore Jung has a distinguished record of ethical leadership. Being of Korean heritage, he was the first and only Canadian of a visible minority group to become Surgeon General and a general/flag officer in Canadian Forces history.

As a physician leader, Commodore Jung has had many leadership roles in the Canadian Forces throughout his career, ultimately becoming the most senior healthcare leader in the CF as the Surgeon General and Commander of the Canadian Forces Health Services Group. He was responsible for comprehensive health care of military personnel, including rehabilitation and mental health programs, both in Canada and abroad in operational setting. Of note, he oversaw health care to CF soldiers in Afghanistan and the health care support to the Canadian humanitarian assistance missions as in Haiti. As Surgeon General, he was also responsible for education, training and regulation of all military healthcare professionals and the quality of care in the CF. He oversaw the development and licensure of many unique medical countermeasures against CBRN threats not available in the civilian sector.

Among his achievements, he is very proud to be the “father” of Physician Assistants in Canada, having been the lead in introducing this profession to Canada based on the military Physician Assistant profession in the Canadian Forces. Under his leadership, his team was instrumental in the development and implementation of a comprehensive mental health program, reduction in stigma in the military and the development of a network of rehabilitation program for combat amputees through partnership with civilian centers of expertise in rehabilitation. He was also responsible for the introduction of the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) system to Canada, a leading edge technological adjunct to rehabilitation. Under his tenure, the CF healthcare system was the first pan Canadian primary and ambulatory care system to be accredited by Accreditation Canada, encompassing over 42 different clinical sites across Canada. He was also the executive champion that delivered a fully operational bilingual electronic health information system with a PACS to the CF that is connected across Canada and overseas including at sea on board Canadian war ships, a first in Canada. He was also the conceptual developer and actively engaged in the creation of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veterans Healthcare Research, a consortium engaging over 26 Canadian universities.

The leadership aspect as a physician leader in the CF has afforded him the necessary opportunity and the skill development in the management of multi and interdisciplinary medical teams. Throughout his career as a physician leader at various levels, he has been responsible for the delivery of health care, maintenance of professional standards, administration and management of health care and the requisite leadership and management of health human resource. He has experience working in multi-jurisdictional framework, be it federally in an interdepartmental context, within a federal/provincial/territorial framework, or internationally such as NATO and various coalition networks.

Commodore Jung joined the Canadian Forces in 1981. As a medical officer in a “purple” trade, he served in support of all three services in the Canadian Forces: Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force. As a senior officer, he served as the medical advisor to the Chief of the Maritime Staff, Command Flight Surgeon to the Royal Canadian Air Force and Director of Health Service Operations.

Subsequently, Commodore Jung assumed responsibilities as Director Health Services Personnel and Deputy Surgeon General at the Canadian Forces Health Services Group Headquarters. He was promoted to Commodore in June 2009 and appointed Surgeon General, Commander of the Canadian Forces Health Services Group and Queen’s Honorary Physician.

Commodore Jung’s honours, awards and decorations include:

  • 2013: Senior Fellow of New Westminster College
  • 2009-2012: Queen’s Honorary Physician
  • 2012: Canada’s Top 25 Immigrants
  • 2011: Officer of the Order of St John
  • 2009: Korean-Canadian Achievement Award
  • 2001: Officer of the Order of Military Merit
  • Special Services Medal, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  • Gulf and Kuwait Medal
  • Saudi Arabia Campaign Medal
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal
  • Canadian Decoration

As a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College, Commodore Dr. Hans W. Jung is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and ethical leadership, and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.

 
 

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