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Dr. Alex Anawati

Clinical Lead – Social Accountability Advocacy Leadership and Policy

MD. CFPC-EM. ER Physician. CFSA Executive. NOSM Clinical Sciences Faculty. MERLIN Physician Lead. (

Dr. Alex Anawati is an ER physician at Health Sciences North in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. A member of NOSM’s charter class, he has continued his involvement at the medical school as an Assistant Professor, Global Health Coordinator, and member of the school’s board of directors. He is also a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Social Accountability Working Group and represents NOSM on AMEE’s ASPIRE for Excellence Social Accountability Panel. Alex is also the Principal Investigator and Co-Lead for the SAFE for Health Institutions Project.

He has delivered over 25 presentations, workshops and acted as a panelist in a number of local, provincial, national and international forums with respect to social accountability in medical education and healthcare service delivery.  He is a member of the ASPIRE for Excellence in Social Accountability Panel and a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Social Accountability Working Group.

You can check out some of Dr. Anawati’s perspectives on social accountability in medicine with this community presentation and podcast delivered to the City of Greater Sudbury. You can also read about his Call-to-Action: ‘Social Accountability as the Framework for the Moral Obligations of an Academic Health Sciences Centre’ in Social Innovations Journal. Dr. Anawati was recognized as one of Sudbury’s 40 Under Forty in 2019 for his work on Social Accountability in Medicine.