Dr. Danielle Brown-Shreves
Ottawa, ON

Growing up in Jamaica and completing medical school training at the University of West Indies, Dr. Danielle Brown-Shreves completed her family medicine residency at the University of Ottawa in 2012.

Dr. Brown-Shreves is the founder and executive medical director of Restore Medical Clinics, Ottawa’s first Black-led multidisciplinary clinic. She centres her practice on delivering comprehensive, collaborative, and compassionate care to the community, with a focus on vulnerable populations.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Brown-Shreves boasts numerous academic accomplishments. She serves as an assistant professor at Queen’s University and has an adjunct position at the University of Ottawa. She is also an avid preceptor and supports many students throughout their training. As a health care leader, Dr. Brown-Shreves participates in various leadership discussions both locally and provincially, advocating for patients and driving health system reforms. She cherishes time with her family, loves to travel and immersing herself in different cultures, and volunteers for several mentorship roles within her community.

Dr. Brown-Shreves offers comprehensive care to vulnerable groups, including refugees, immigrants, and marginalized individuals. With first-hand knowledge of how socio-demographic factors influence health and well-being, she remains committed to enhancing health outcomes for these vulnerable communities.


Canada’s Family Physicians of the Year –
The Reg L. Perkin Award

Since 1972, the CFPC and the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine have honoured family physician members who exemplify the guiding principles of family medicine. Initially, one award recipient was selected to receive the Family Physician of the Year (FPOY) Award each year. Since 2002, 10 family physicians have been recognized annually—one representing each CFPC Chapter.

Canada’s FPOYs are chosen by their peers, other health care colleagues, and community leaders for:

  • Providing exceptional care to their patients
  • Making meaningful contributions to the health and well-being of their communities
  • Dedicating themselves as researchers and educators of future generations of family doctors

FPOY recipients must exemplify the four principles of family medicine:

  • Be skilled clinicians
  • Be community based
  • Act as a resource to a practice population
  • Recognize the central importance of the doctor-patient relationship

CFPC Chapters review nominations and select the FPOY for their respective provinces. The provincial FPOYs are honoured at their respective Annual Scientific Assemblies or Annual General Meetings. The national FPOYs are honoured at the annual CFPC Family Medicine Forum.