Dr. Thomas Marrie is an accomplished researcher, administrator and infectious disease specialist. Having studied pneumonia for more than 4 decades, Dr. Marrie came full circle as the 14th Dean of Dalhousie Medical School (2009-2014) – the very institution where he studied medicine.
As Dean, he ended his tenure with several significant accomplishments. The first class of the expansion of Dalhousie Medical School (Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick) graduated in 2014 and an increased number of African-Nova Scotians now are enrolling in medical school.
A priority as Dean was to increase research capacity and in 2013 Canada’s First Endowed Occupational Medicine Research Chair was established with J.D. Irving.
Dr. Marrie is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and served as the President of the board from 2011-2013. He is also a member of the Order of Canada.