Dr. Joffe pursued undergraduate education and medical studies at the University of Calgary followed by Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases training at the University of Alberta and a three year research fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Currently, he is Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services Vice President and Medical Director for Cancer Care Alberta, Clinical Support Services and Provincial Clinical Excellence. He is a Staff Physician at both the Edmonton Sexually Transmitted Diseases Centre and the Edmonton Institution for Women, a federal correctional facility. He has represented local and national medical communities by serving as President of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Medical Staff Society, two terms as President of the Capital Region Medical Staff Association and two years as President of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canada. He served as Senior Medical Director for Infection Prevention and Control for Alberta Health Services from 2009 through 2017. His major interests are in quality and safety in healthcare delivery and the prevention of infectious diseases in both patients and health care workers.