PLDP Alumni

PLDP Class of 2018

PLDP Alumni

Twenty-four experienced physician leaders made up the first class of Doctors Nova Scotia’s intensive Physician Leadership Development Program. The class included family physicians and specialists, practising in urban and rural areas, with varying years in practice. The one thing they all shared was a commitment to developing their leadership skills and working with stakeholders to effect positive change for Nova Scotia’s health-care system.

 

Name Location Position
Dr. Sabina Abidi Halifax Assistant chief, Division of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, IWK Health Centre
Dr. Alexa Bagnell Halifax Chief of psychiatry, IWK Health Centre
Dr. Nicolas Braithwaite Halifax Obstetrician/gynecologist, IWK Health Centre
Dr. Roop Conyers Annapolis Royal Annapolis Valley site director and associate professor, Dalhousie University
Dr. Natasha Deshwal Bedford President-elect, College of Family Physicians of Nova Scotia
Dr. Christine Dipchand Halifax Medical director, Living Kidney Donation, Multi-Organ Transplant Program Atlantic
Professor of medicine, Dalhousie University
Dr. Michelle Dow Clare Medical director, Clare Health Centre
Associate professor, Dalhousie University
Past president, Doctors Nova Scotia
Dr. Cindy Forbes Fall River Past president, Canadian Medical Association
Past president, Doctors Nova Scotia
Dr. Robert Green Halifax Senior medical director, Nova Scotia Health Authority Trauma Team
Professor, Department of Critical Care, Dalhousie University
Dr. Heather Johnson Bridgewater Executive Committee member, Board of Directors, Doctors Nova Scotia
Audit Committee chair, Doctors Nova Scotia
Dr. Jennifer Jones Halifax Team lead, Nova Scotia Collaborative Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Program
Research chair, Division of Digestive Care, Nova Scotia Health Authority
Associate professor of medicine, Dalhousie University
Dr. Andrew Lynk Halifax Chair and chief of pediatrics, Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre
Associate professor, Dalhousie University
Consultant pediatrician, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Dr. Robyn MacQuarrie Head of Chezzetcook Northern zone chief, Maternal and Child Health, Nova Scotia Health Authority
Board of Directors, Doctors Nova Scotia
Dr. Dolores McKeen Halifax Associate chief and professor, Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine, Dalhousie University
Associate chief, women's and obstetric anesthesia department, IWK Health Centre
Dr. Tanya Munro Truro Heights Department head and site chief, emergency medicine, Colchester Regional Hospital (NSHA Northern Zone)
Dr. Amy Ornstein Halifax Division head, general pediatrics and service head START, IWK Health Centre
Associate professor, Dalhousie University
Dr. Penelope Poyah Halifax Medical director, NSHA Central Zone Renal Clinic
Assistant professor, Division of Nephrology, Dalhousie University
Dr. Aaron Smith New Glasgow Site medical education director, Aberdeen Hospital
Associate clinical professor, Dalhousie Family Medicine
Dr. Michael Wadden Kentville Research coordinator, Annapolis Valley Residency Program
Associate professor, Dalhousie University
Board of Directors, Doctors Nova Scotia
Dr. Sandra Wajstaub Sydney Radiation oncologist, Cape Breton Cancer Centre
Assistant professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Dalhousie University
Dr. Tim Wallace Amherst Head of surgery, northern zone, NSHA
Medical site chief, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
Dr. Celina White Amherst Board of Directors, Doctors Nova Scotia
Board of Directors, Canadian Medical Association
Dr. Tobias Witter Halifax Site chief, Critical Care, QEII HSC
Associate professor, Departments of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Dalhousie University
Dr. Joanna Zed Halifax Associate professor and medical director, Dalhousie Family Medicine

 

 

PLDP Class of 2018

Back row (L to R): Drs. Aaron Smith, Andrew Lynk, Heather Johnson, Tanya Munroe, Celina White and Tobias Witter. Middle row: Drs. Mike Wadden, Roop Conyers, Jennifer Jones, Alexa Bagnell, Dolores McKeen and Sandra Wajstaub. Middle-front row: Drs. Cindy Forbes, Tim Wallace, Penelope Poyah, Robert Green, Natasha Deshwal, Nicholas Braithwaite and Christine Dipchand. Front row: Drs. Robyn MacQuarrie, Joanna Zed, Amy Ornstein, Sabina Abidi and Michelle Dow.

Contact

Barb Johnson
Senior communications advisor
902-481-4915
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4915