Dr. Lise Babin obtained her degree in health science from the University of Moncton in 1990 before continuing her studies at Laval University, where she received a doctorate in medicine. She completed the family medicine residency program at the University of Sherbrooke. In 2022 she obtained a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the University of Guelph.
For almost three decades, Dr. Babin has been practising family medicine at the Family Medicine Unit in Dieppe, New Brunswick. She has also been a clinical teacher in the University of Sherbrooke’s family medicine program. From 2014 to 2022, Dr. Babin was the director of the New Brunswick Francophone Medical Education Program. In addition to her involvement in teaching, she has held clinical roles, including as a clinical physician specializing in diabetes at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, and has sat on several medical committees.
Throughout her career, Dr. Babin has made significant contributions to the literature in various medical fields. She contributed to diabetes research by publishing articles in journals such as the Canadian Journal of Diabetes and Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome.
Dr. Babin embodies medical and educational excellence and has distinguished herself through her exemplary career in medicine as well as her significant contribution to medical research, which makes her a leading figure in health care in Canada.
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.