Dr. Martin Ferguson-Pell – Executive Director
Martin is responsible for setting strategic objectives, securing the resources ABJHI requires to meet its long-term priorities, and building productive, mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders in bone and joint health care. These stakeholders are diverse and numerous, and include surgeons, physicians and other health care providers, patients, researchers, educators, Alberta’s Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services, and Alberta Health.
He works with ABJHI’s Board of Directors to set business priorities that are aligned with our mission and mandate. He also ensures ABJHI has effective financial controls and meets all regulatory requirements related to our work and to our status as a charitable organization.
Martin is a biomedical engineer and credentialed clinical scientist. In addition to his role with ABJHI, he holds senior administrative and academic positions at University of Alberta, including Vice-principal, Peter Lougheed Leadership College, Vice-provost (Strategic Initiatives), and Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine. His academic career has centred on studying secondary complications of physical disability and their causes to reduce their incidence.
Martin holds a BSc in physics from Exeter University and a PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom.