Dr. Delroy Jefferson is currently the Medical Director of the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA). Previously he was the Chief Medical Officer of the Cayman Islands, Medical Officer in Charge of the Sister Islands and Deputy Chair of the HSA board of directors. He is recognized nationally and regionally for his involvement in health policy development and has served as a champion for the regulation of health care quality in the region. He has obtained numerous leadership awards and was a recipient of the Heroes Day Emerging Pioneer Award by the Cayman Islands Government for his contribution to the development of the nation’s health care service.
Dr. Jefferson has extensive experience in public sector management and policy as well as strategic and board development and has served on several national and regional boards and committees. He has lectured in numerous courses internationally and has authored many peer reviewed publications. He has been a keynote speaker on several health policy related topics and has served as policy advisor to various regional governments. He has a particularly interest in medical tourism within the Caribbean Region. He is widely travelled and his interest in medical tourism has brought him to various countries where he has spent time understanding medical tourism from the context of the countries visited.
Delroy graduated from the University of the West Indies (UWI) with BSc honors degree in biochemistry and physiology. At UWI he obtained his primary medical training as well as postgraduate training leading to the Advanced Diploma in Anaesthesia and the Doctorate of Medicine in Anaesthesia and Critical Care. His residency training was at the University Hospital of the West Indies, with fellowships in anaesthesia, critical care and pain at McGill University, University of Cambridge and University of London.
He obtained a Masters degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of London and a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from the Swiss Management Institute. His first doctoral thesis was on Marijuana in postoperative pain and his DBA thesis was titled “Understanding Medical tourism in the Cayman Islands”. He is a member of the European Society of Anaesthesia, Society of Critical Care Medicine, International Association for the Study of Pain, National Association of EMS Educators and the International Policy Governance Association.
Ten percent of Delroy’s time is spent working as a medical volunteer in Africa, Latin America or the Caribbean.