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Family Physician of the Year

Each year, we recognize a family physician who consistently makes a significant contribution to his or her medical practice and community. TheFamily Physician of the Year Award was initiated in 2007 to recognize the impact of small-practice and rural physicians. We highlight family physicians who provide extraordinary medical care, set an exceptional example in the practice of family medicine, teach medical students and residents, and advocate for the health of their community.  


Dr. Carlyle Chow (MD'68)

Providing medical care to rural communities is critical in the livelihood of its people. For 48 years, Dalhousie medical alumnus Dr. Carlyle Chow continues to provide the best quality of health care to the people of Baddeck, Nova Scotia. For many, he is a cornerstone of their community. This year, the Dalhousie Medical Alumni Association’s is proud to recognize Dr. Chow with the 2016 Family Physician of the Year Award for his innovation, passion for the profession and years of service to the families of Victoria County, Nova Scotia.

Past award recipients

2014 Dr. Shelagh Leahey (MD’75)
2013 Dr. Peter MacKean (MD’81)
2012 Dr. Michael Perley (MD’80)
2011 Dr. Stephen Hart (MD’72)
2010 Dr. Donald Brown (MD’59)
2009 Dr. Frederick Goodine (MD’59)
2008 Dr. Anita Foley (MD’75)
2007 Dr. Kenneth Murray (MD’72)