Dr. Deborah Parachin

Chief Physician
Hydro One

Dr. Deborah Parachin has been practising in the occupational medicine field for over 20 years, with experience in both the public and private sectors. She is currently the chief physician at Hydro One, Ontario’s largest electricity transmission and distribution service provider, employing over 6,000 workers.

Prior to joining Hydro One, Parachin worked as a senior medical consultant at the Ontario Ministry of Labour, a physician at the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW), an occupational health physician at ArcelorMittal Dofasco, and a physiotherapist at the Workers’ Compensation Board of Ontario.

Parachin is a board member of the Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada (OEMAC). She is also an advisory committee member for the Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD) and an executive committee member of the Ontario Medical Association’s Section on Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Parachin received her MD degree from McMaster University and completed her family medicine residency at the University of Toronto. She then sub-specialized in occupational medicine, receiving certificant status in the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine and a diploma in occupational health and safety from McMaster University. She also holds a master's degree in physical therapy.

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