Dr. Emmanuel Bamikole Ajuwon
New Waterford, NS

With a great interest in family medicine and advanced reproductive technology, Dr. Emmanuel Ajuwon has consistently pushed the boundaries of medical practice and education. Serving as the Director of Lemuela Medical Limited, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the forefront of health care.

Dr. Ajuwon’s extensive educational background spans from his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Ilorin in Nigeria to Assisted Reproduction Technology at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. His pursuit of excellence didn’t stop there. He further honed his skills with courses in trauma life support, airway management, dermatoscopy, and safer opioid prescribing, to name a few.

Beyond his practice, Dr. Ajuwon is an assistant professor at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine. Additionally, his leadership of the Mentorship Group for international medical graduates showcases his commitment to nurturing the next generation of medical professionals.

Dr. Ajuwon’s multi-faceted medical journey, characterized by both clinical expertise and educational endeavours, positions him as a notable figure in the global medical community. His dedication to the field is not only evident in his academic and practical achievements but also in his proactive approach to mentorship and community involvement. Dr. Ajuwon’s resilience and relentless drive serve as an inspiration to both his peers and aspiring medical professionals.


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.