Dr. Robert Algie, Fort Frances
Dr. Algie has practised comprehensive rural family medicine with Nelson Medicine Professional Corporation for 35 years. At Nelson Medicine, he established the local family health team, for which he serves as lead physician. Since 1997, Dr. Algie has served as Chief of Staff with Riverside Health Centre. He also works closely with Aboriginal communities in providing primary care and consultations for nurse practitioners at the Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre. Dr. Algie works as a preceptor for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), mentoring both residents and medical school students. He was also an Executive Member-at-Large of the Ontario Medical Association (Rural Section) and a Board member of the NOSM. He served on the Executive Committee of the Ontario College of Family Physicians for four years before serving as President in 2009/10.
A graduate from Queen’s University in 1980, Dr. Algie completed a rotating internship with the Ottawa Civic Hospital in 1981. In 1989, he received Certification in Family Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
Dr. Algie is also Family Physician of the Year for Region 1.
Dr. Michael Kirlew, Sioux Lookout
Dr. Michael Kirlew has practised rural family medicine in Sioux Lookout for the past nine years. He also travels 500 km north of Sioux Lookout to provide care to the Wapekeka First Nation. He completed his training at the University of Ottawa and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Sciences Division at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, where, along with his teaching duties, he produces study review podcasts that are used by family medicine residents across the province.
Dr. Kirlew’s clinical interests include medical education and rural-based critical care. He also works in rural Haiti and Guyana and has an interest in pediatric HIV care.
Dr. Christina Cookson, London
Dr. Christina Cookson completed her undergraduate medical training and family medicine residency at Western University. Her early interest in medical education led her to pursue a third year of residency training in academic family medicine. Dr. Cookson was awarded the PARO Trust Fund Resident Teaching Award for Western and the College of Family Physicians of Canada Resident Leadership Award in 2014. She held many leadership positions throughout her residency, including serving as a PARO general council representative and sitting on numerous postgraduate education committees.
Dr. Cookson is currently pursuing a Master of Clinical Science degree in family medicine. She continues to be actively involved in medical education and teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels as an adjunct faculty member at Western University.
Clarence-Rockland Family Health Team, Clarence-Rockland
The Clarence-Rockland Family Health Team (CRFHT)
is a full-service bilingual family health team with 14 physicians, 14 interdisciplinary health providers (IHPs) and 25 administrative staff.
Clarence-Rockland is a predominantly francophone
rural community located 30 minutes from the nearest hospitals and specialists. The team works to offer everything from preventive care to acute care to over 24,000 patients. The facility provides space and support to a number of other services to allow patients to be served near their homes.
The clinic focuses on quality improvement, efficiency and performance measurement with the goal of improving patient care. To that end, physicians, IHPs and other staff are empowered to point out areas of potential improvement. Finally, CRFHT includes the patients themselves in the delivery of care and firmly
believes that the patient should be a part of the care team.
St. Joseph's Family Health Team, Toronto
Located in southwest Toronto, St. Joseph’s Family Medicine Centre was established in 1989 and has been affiliated with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto since 1992. In September 2007, St. Joseph’s opened its second site and became the Urban Family Health Team (FHT).
As an academic FHT St. Joseph’s holds strong ties to several educational institutions and is proud to have trained many generations of family medicine residents, clinical clerks and other health professionals. Its team of 21 family physicians works collaboratively with a highly committed and skilled interprofessional and administrative support team to serve a diverse and complex population across the socioeconomic spectrum. St. Joseph’s collaborates and coordinates with multiple community agencies and programs within its area to meet the varying needs of its patients.
Dr. Somaiah Ahmed, Orangeville, is recognized for her leadership and innovation in her duties as Chief of the emergency department at Headwaters Health Care Centre and for establishing a culture of excellence among her colleagues.
Dr. Paul Caulford, Toronto, is recognized for his exceptional work in teaching, patient care, community service and advocacy for disenfranchised populations in Toronto.
Dr. Michael Cotterill and Dr. Anjali Oberai, Wawa, are recognized for their continuing service to the community of Wawa and for their leadership, humanitarianism and innovation in founding the Family Medicine Residency program at Addis Ababa University.
Dr. Brent Elsey, Barrie, is recognized for his excellence in serving the community of Barrie, teaching family medicine residents and building local geriatric care resources.
Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, Ottawa, is recognized for his unyielding commitment to addressing obesity through advocacy in policy arenas and public and continuing medical education.
Dr. Ritika Goel, Toronto, is recognized for her leadership, enthusiasm and commitment to serving the most vulnerable and marginalized populations in Toronto.
Dr. Anita Greig, Toronto, is recognized for her outstanding work in improving children’s primary care standards through the development of an evidence-based clinical tool, the Grieg Health Record.
Dr. Karen Hill, Ohsweken, is recognized for her leadership, innovation and inspirational service in providing high-quality, culturally respectful care to indigenous peoples in Canada and abroad.
Dr. Sharon Johnston, Ottawa, is recognized for her leadership in development and supporting scholarship at the Bruyère Family Health Team through her work as a family physician mentor in Ottawa.
Dr. Jonathan Kerr, Belleville, is recognized for his leadership and service as OCFP President in 2013/14 and as a member of the Board of Directors and several OCFP Committees from 2009 to 2015.
Dr. Danielle Martin, Toronto, is recognized for her leadership and service on the OCFP Board from 2009 to 2012 and for her commitment to establishing a culture of excellence in family medicine in Ontario.
Dr. David Millar, Ottawa, is recognized for his innovative work and leadership in maternal and newborn primary care and with the Monarch Centre in Ottawa.
Dr. Kerstin Mossman, Barrie, is recognized for her commitment to and innovation in the treatment of the elderly and for her ongoing service to the Barrie community.
Dr. Anwar Parbatani, Barrie, is recognized for his exceptional work, leadership and dedication in building outstanding family medicine research programs in Barrie.
Dr. Deborah Smith, Sudbury, is recognized for her five years of exceptional service to her College colleagues as the chair of the ASA Planning Committee.
Dr. David Williams, Newmarket, is recognized for his excellence and leadership in family medicine, international space medicine and mentorship of both peers and residents.
Dr. Eric Wong, London, is recognized for his outstanding contribution to and leadership in national continuing medical education programs and academic advancements in family medicine in his work with the CFPC.