Paul Farnan, M.D. is the Clinical Coordinator of the Physician Health Program of British Columbia. He graduated from Medical School in Ireland, in 1982 and completed his residency in Family Practice there. He is certified in both Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Practice, Department of Medicine, UBC. Dr. Farnan’s practice interests have always included Physician Health, Occupational Health and Addiction Medicine and he has been a regular presenter on these topics at conferences, workshops, etc. He was appointed to the position of Clinical Coordinator of the Physician Health Program in March 2002. His work involves coordinating care of physicians or physicians in training who are experiencing difficulties related to substance use disorders, mental and physical ill health. He serves on the Canadian Medical Association’s Expert Advisory Group on Physician Health.