Dr. John Steeves


After graduating from Dalhousie Medical School in 1974, Dr. John Steeves practised family medicine in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, for several years before returning to Halifax for residency training in orthopedics. Then, accompanied by his wife and four children, he went to the University of Toronto for orthopedic fellowship training at St. Michael’s Hospital. After his training, he practised orthopedics in Moncton, New Brunswick, for 20 years.

Dr. Steeves expanded his career when he was hired as director of medical education at the Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation. He was soon hired for the position of associate dean of Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick, with academic positions of associate professor for the Dalhousie Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopedics and associate professor for the Dalhousie Department of Medical Education.

He’s particularly proud of his involvement in interprofessional education as a member of the Health Educators Learning Partnership (HELP) and the Tucker Park Collaborative, a program that encourages collaborative patient-centered care.

Dr. John Steeves is President of the DMAA as of June 2016.