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Dr. Ruth Elwood Martin
Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Ruth Elwood Martin is a clinical professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC)’s School of Population and Public Health. She is also the inaugural director of UBC’s Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education, which was formed in 2006 to facilitate opportunities to enhance the well-being of individuals in custody and reintegration into […]

Dr. James Irvine
La Ronge, Saskatchewan

Dr. James Irvine grew up in a small town in a rural area of Saskatchewan, where connections and relationships within the community were valued and social responsibility was an integral part of being a physician. His desire to pursue family medicine solidified during a summer externship, during which he witnessed the benefits of having physicians […]

Dr. Susan Phillips
Kingston, ON

Dr. Susan Phillips’ upbringing was guided by three principles that encapsulate why she chose family medicine as a profession: always question; treat people equally and with dignity; and if you work hard, you can do anything. After initially struggling to find her calling, she studied physical sciences at the University of Guelph and medicine at […]

Dr. Eva Grunfeld
Toronto, ON

Dr. Eva Grunfeld completed medical school at McMaster University, a doctorate in epidemiology at Oxford University, and a diploma in acupuncture through the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. Since 2008 Dr. Grunfeld has been the Giblon Professor and Vice-Chair, Research, in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is […]

Dr. June Carroll
Toronto, ON

Dr. June Carroll completed her medical degree and family medicine residency at the University of Toronto. As a student she found biology and genetics fascinating; she chose family medicine as a career for its diverse challenges, its involvement with patients over the entire life cycle, and the ability to make a difference in people’s lives. […]

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 […]