|Dr. Michael Coombs,Chief Medical Officer (Acting)|
Dr. Michael Coombs
Chief Medical Officer (Acting)
Dr. Michael Coombs has been in health care for nearly 30 years. He has held various positions spanning all levels, most recent of which was Regional Technical Director for the Southern Regional Health Authority, a post he held for over twelve years.
During his tenure he has been credited with several significant achievements including an award for immunisation, the establishment of a chronic disease prevention model through a joint technical cooperation project between the governments of Jamaica and Japan, the expansion of services and upgrading of several hospitals within the SRHA and the establishment of a Haemodialysis unit at the Mandeville Regional Hospital.
A graduate of St. Jago High School, Dr. Coombs received his undergraduate and postgraduate medical training at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus with additional training from the University of Toronto, Canada, Emory University, Atlanta, USA and the Hirosaki University School of Medicine in Japan. He has participated in many overseas study tours including the NHS (UK) and Central America.
Dr. Coombs is the son of the late Ruth Coombs, former reporter and journalist for the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation and the Gleaner Company. An ardent Christian, he is married to wife Carol and has two children, Camille and Phillip.