Dr. D. Lorne Tyrrell
Board Chair

Dr. D. Lorne Tyrrell

A Distinguished University Professor at the University of Alberta and the founding director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology, Dr. Tyrrell has received numerous prestigious awards for his focused research on viral hepatitis. He was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in April 2011 and awarded the Killam Prize Health Sciences in May 2015.

Dr. Tyrrell was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta from 1994-2004, and since then has taken on a number of board positions in healthcare in Alberta and Canada, including Board Chair of the Institute of Health Economics; chair of the Gairdner Foundation Board; and member of the Research Advisory Council for the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.