Dr. John Tallon is currently the Co-Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia.
He is a clinical professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, with cross appointments as adjunct professor in the Departments of Surgery, Anaesthesia and Community Health and Epidemiology, all at Dalhousie University. Dr. Tallon has worked clinically at the Vancouver General Hospital Emergency Department since 2012 and he maintains honorary privileges there.
He graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School with honours. He has an MSc in epidemiology and community health from Dalhousie University, a BSc from the University of Waterloo, and Emergency Medicine Royal College specialist certification from the University of Calgary. He holds current certification as Canadian Physician Executive.
He is the immediate past (and inaugural) Chief Medical Officer for British Columbia Emergency Health Services and a Past-President of the Trauma Association of Canada. Dr. Tallon has served both as an active surveyor and on the Physician Advisory Board for Accreditation Canada. He is an associate Editor for the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine.