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Yvonne Steinert

Dr. Yvonne Steinert
Montréal, QC

A trained clinical psychologist, Dr. Yvonne Steinert started her career in family medicine at the Herzl Family Practice Centre of the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Quebec, where she was responsible for teaching and learning behavioural sciences from 1976 to 2000. Since then, she has been actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and […]

James Rourke

Dr. James Rourke
St. John’s, NL

Dr. James Rourke was an active rural family physician, including obstetrics and emergency work, in Goderich, Ontario, for 25 years with his wife and medical partner, Dr. Leslie Rourke. Their practice was one of the primary Rural Family Medicine teaching sites at Western University. His most exciting and long-lasting success has been translating evidence for […]

Marie-Thérèse Lussier

Dr. Marie-Thérèse Lussier
Montréal, QC

Driven by the desire to innovate and participate in knowledge transfer in family medicine, Dr. Marie-Thérèse Lussier has dedicated many years to primary care research. She has participated in projects about the prevention and management of chronic illnesses, use of information technology, and analysis of patient-physician communication. In addition to her role as full professor […]

Stewart Cameron

Dr. Stewart Cameron
Halifax, NS

When he was young, Dr. Stewart Cameron was asked if he would like to be a physician one day—he replied, “I’m not getting up at night for anybody!” Forty years later, he has lost sleep in delivery rooms, in-patient wards, emergency rooms, and at disaster codes. During his postgraduate training, he focused on what he […]

Carlos Brailovsky

Dr. Carlos Brailovsky
Québec, QC

Dr. Carlos Brailovsky works with the College of Family Physicians of Canada as a consultant on the Board of Examiners Committee, the Committee on Examinations–Family Medicine, and the Triple C project, and as a member of the Working Group on the Certification Process, a role that he credits as being the best part of his […]

Ahmed Maherzi

Dr. Ahmed Maherzi
Montréal, QC

A graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tunis El Manar, Dr. Ahmed Maherzi is a pediatrician, specializing in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. He was the Director of the Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology at the Mongi Slim University Hospital (La Marsa, Tunisia), and the Dean of the Tunis University Faculty […]

Céline Plourde

Ms. Céline Plourde
St-Léonard d’Aston, QC

Ms. Céline Plourde stands out as a pharmacist who is devoted to her community and who has made exceptional efforts to promote patient education and interdisciplinarity in health care. In 1976, she graduated from the Laval University Faculty of Pharmacy with a degree in health science and pharmacy. After working with physicians during some of […]

Marie Giroux

Dr. Marie Giroux
Sherbrooke, Québec

Dr. Marie Giroux has practised family medicine at UMF Estrie/GMF des Deux-Rives (Sherbrooke) for 25 years. She is a full professor at the University of Sherbrooke, and was the Director of the Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine for almost 10 years. She recently left this role and will soon serve as Vice Dean […]

James Rourke

Dr. James Rourke
St. John’s, NL

After attending a one-room rural public school, Dr. James Rourke went on to obtain his medical degree from Western University in London, Ontario, in 1976, where he also completed his family medicine residency and a master of clinical science in family medicine in 1993. He chose family medicine because it provided the opportunity to practise […]