Associate professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba;
Senior knowledge broker, National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba;
Adjunct professor, Department of Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Winnipeg;
Medical director and senior knowledge broker, International Centre for Infectious Diseases;
Medical advisor, Canadian HIV Vaccine Research and Development Initiative Alliance Coordinating Office, International Centre for Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Kettner was raised in the north end of Winnipeg and obtained his medical degree at the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1976. After two years of work in emergency medicine, he undertook his first residency program, obtaining his general surgery specialty certificate in 1984 (University of Manitoba). Following that, he obtained a Master of Science in Epidemiology at the University of London School of Hygiene and Topical Medicine in 1986. He obtained his Community Medicine specialty certificate (University of Manitoba) in 1991.
Since then, he has worked at the University of Manitoba and as a Medical Officer of Health, first in rural and northern Manitoba and then in Winnipeg before his appointment as the Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health in 1999 and as Manitoba’s first Chief Provincial Public Health Officer in 2007, a job he had until 2012.
After leaving government, Dr. Kettner has taken on a number of new roles. He was a director of the board of the Canadian Public Health Association from 2012-2014, and is currently a member of the board of the Canadian Association of Medical Education Foundation. He has been president of PHPC since 2013.