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Deena Hinshaw Biography

Canadian physician Deena Hinshaw was appointed Chief Medical Officer of Health for the province of Alberta on January 28, 2019, and left by Danielle Smith on November 14, 2022. She currently works as a Deputy Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia. For the majority of 2020 and early 2021, she gave the public daily updates on the COVID-19 epidemic in Alberta; however, she ceased to host regular briefings at the end of June 2021. She also advised the Emergency Management Cabinet Committee to former Alberta premier Jason Kenney.

Deena Hinshaw Biography
Deena Hinshaw Biography

Deena Hinshaw Profile

  • Full Name: Deena Hinshaw
  • Date of Birth: October 9, 1975
  • Age: 48 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Profession: Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • Height: 1.5m
  • Parents: N/A
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship Status: Married
  • Net Worth: $2 million

Deena Hinshaw’s Personal Life

Deena Hinshaw's Personal Life
Deena Hinshaw’s Personal Life

Despite not disclosing any personal information about her spouse or family to the world, Deena Hinshaw is content with her marriage. She keeps her personal life quiet and concentrates on her work obligations.

Deena Hinshaw’s Net Worth

Deena Hinshaw's Net Worth
Deena Hinshaw’s Net Worth

It is estimated that Deena Hinshaw has a net worth of $2 million.


Her top priority as a public servant in a critical position is her job as Chief Medical Officer of Health, not her financial benefit.

Deena Hinshaw Education

Deena Hinshaw Education
Deena Hinshaw Education

Hinshaw was raised in Sylvan Lake, Alberta, after being born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. She was the valedictorian of her class at H.J. Cody High School when she graduated in 1993. In 1997, Hinshaw graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Augustana University College in Camrose, Alberta. She finished her family medicine and community medicine residencies (2006) and her medical degree (2004) at the University of Alberta. While finishing her residency in public health and preventive medicine at the University of Alberta in 2008, she earned her Master of Public Health degree.

Deena Hinshaw Career

Deena Hinshaw Career
Deena Hinshaw Career

Hinshaw took up his position as Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health on January 28, 2019. She answered to the Deputy Health Minister. Under certain exceptional circumstances, such as a public health emergency, the CMO may report directly to the Minister of Health.


Chief Health Officer

Since the first incidence of the new coronavirus in Alberta was reported on March 5, Hinshaw has conducted almost daily media appearances in Edmonton throughout the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. According to Global News, Hinshaw is a well-known and respected figure in Alberta, having collectedly presented the facts when COVID-19 instances were verified in the region.

Premier Jason Kenney of Alberta issued a public health state of emergency on March 17 by the Public Health Act (PHA) after consulting with Hinshaw.

Premier Danielle Smith said on October 11, 2022, that a new advisory team that viewed COVID-19 as an endemic disease will take Hinshaw’s place. On November 14, 2022, Smith removed Hinshaw and appointed Mark Joffe, vice president of Alberta Health Services, as her temporary replacement. The initial term of Hinshaw’s contract was 2024. On February 1, 2023, Dr. Deena Hinshaw was appointed, although temporarily, as the Deputy Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia.


The “charcoal grey half-sleeve dress emblazoned with the periodic table of elements” that Hinshaw wore on March 17 at her daily briefing in Edmonton was claimed to be in high demand, according to CBC News and the Canadian Press. The article referenced a Tweet that stated, “Hey national media. Alberta has a folk hero. She’s calm, clear, forceful. And she wears the periodic table while she delivers information. It’s wonderful.” Smoking Lily, a British Columbia-based company, makes the periodic table dress.

Hinshaw faced criticism for her recommendations for loosening restrictions in the summer of 2021. In July 2021, an opinion piece in The Globe and Mail described her as an “irredeemable yes-woman” as a result of her decision to end mandatory isolation for people who test positive for COVID-19, a decision the article claimed would lead to unnecessary loss of human life. Hinshaw’s recommendations have received support from other medical professionals. Dr. Sarah Fortune of Harvard University’s Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases told CBC Radio that she believed Alberta was taking reasonable steps given that the province had done a good job of bringing down viral numbers and had good vaccine coverage.

Deena Hinshaw Social Media

Deena Hinshaw Social Media
Deena Hinshaw Social Media
  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Twitter handle: @Cmoh_alberta

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