Commodore Dr. Hans W. Jung, Board Member

Commodore Dr. Hans W. Jung is a retired Canadian Armed Forces general/flag officer and has been on the Board of Directors at Perley Health since 2014. Being of Korean heritage, he was the first and only Canadian of a visible minority to become Surgeon General and a general/flag officer in Canadian Forces history. He is currently semi-retired running a Veterans Medical Clinic in support of our Veterans in Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Since 2017, Dr. Jung has served as Chair of the Perley Health Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care committee.

He earned a Medical Doctor degree in 1984 from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. In 2005, he completed his Master of Arts, Leadership from Royal Roads University.

Among the 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 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 the conceptual developer in the creation of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veterans Healthcare Research.