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2016 Alumnus of the Year

Awarding excellence

Since 1968, we’ve been celebrating retired and active physicians who have made unique and international contributions to clinical practice, teaching, or research. Over the years, we’ve chosen recipients who have been internationally recognized, published, and have participated in national professional and academic societies.

Dr. David Kirkpatrick (MD '79)

This fall, the Dalhousie Medical Alumni Association celebrates the careers of our outstanding alumni. As we embark on another year of success, the DMAA is proud to recognize the outstanding medical contributions of Dr. David Kirkpatrick as the 2016 Alumnus of the Year Award. Dr. Kirkpatrick’s colleagues describe him as a ‘truly nurturing individual.’ Among his current appointments with multiple working groups, Dr. Kirkpatrick is an ENT specialist, a full professor and the Head of Surgery at Dalhousie University. He continues to improve the quality of the Nova Scotia Health Authority by implementing change and by bringing better services to the people of our province.