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. The Family 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. Tom Laughlin (MD'78)

The Dalhousie Medical Alumni Association is proud to recognize Dr. Tom Laughlin with the 2019 Family Physician of the Year Award. Dr. Laughlin is a family physician practicing in New Brunswick who was recognized by Dalhousie Family Medicine as Preceptor of the Year in 1996. He was also recognized by Canadian Association of Medical Education in 1999 for his role in its innovative preceptor-based educational approach.

Past award recipients

2017 Dr. Lisa Bonang (MD'93)

2016 Dr. Carlyle Chow (MD'68)

2015 Dr. Jim MacKillop (MD'81)

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)