Dr. Brown kicked off his term with an inspiring speech at the Ontario College’s President’s Installation and Awards Ceremony in Toronto on November 24, 2016. In his address, he emphasized the importance of the physician-patient relationship and fostering a culture of collaboration. Further, he called on family physicians to help shape the changing landscape of family medicine to ensure that every Ontarian receives high-quality, co-ordinated, comprehensive and continuing care.
In response to the announcement of the appointment, Richard Reznick, Queen’s Dean of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Medicine, said “Dr. Brown is highly respected by his colleagues and brings tremendous leadership experience and wide breadth of knowledge to this new role. I wish him my congratulations on being appointed to this important position.”
Dr. Brown brings wisdom and knowledge to the role of OCFP President, and will draw on his 33 years of experience in providing comprehensive family practice and academic leadership. His clinical practice has included comprehensive family medicine including management of inpatients, obstetrics, GP anesthesia and occupational medicine. He served as the Director of Emergency Medicine at the Lennox and Addington County Hospital in Napanee, where he was also Chief of Staff. He also served as founding Chair of the Primary Health Care Council in the south-eastern region of Ontario.
“The board is really pleased to welcome Dr. Brown to this leadership role with the College – the first two-year president term in our College’s history,” says OCFP Past President Dr. Sarah-Lynn Newbery. “Dr. Brown’s experience as a community-based general family physician, educator and researcher is a terrific combination to help guide the future of family medicine in Ontario.”
Joining Dr. Brown on the executive of the OCFP’s 2016-17 Board of Directors are: Past-President Dr. Sarah-Lynn Newbery of Marathon, President-Elect Dr. Jennifer Young of Orangeville, and Secretary-Treasurer Mr. Terry McCarthy of Hamilton.
Meet the 2016-17 Board of Directors
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