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Family Medicine faculty & alumni win OCFP awards

  • Published Fri Dec 19th 2014

    Ontario College of Family Physicians Community Teacher of the Year

    Dr. Michael Ward, Assistant Professor, Queen's University Department of Family Medicine

    Dr. Michael Ward attended medical school at the University of Toronto and graduated from the Family Medicine Residency Program at The Scarborough Hospital. He has been practising family medicine in various capacities in Bowmanville for over 17 years. 

    Dr. Ward feels he is indebted to both the University of Toronto and the Queen’s University Departments of Family Medicine for welcoming him as a teacher and giving him the opportunity to teach, motivate and hopefully inspire a truly amazing new generation of physicians.

    Dr. Ward is married to his best friend, Mary Ann, and they have two wonderful daughters, Meghan and Michaela. Together with all the gifted residents and medical students he has met over the years, they form the foundation of his love of family medicine, teaching and life.

    Regional Family Physician of the Year, Barrie

    Dr. Carl Clark (Meds '84) has been involved with leadership and governance since the early days of primary care reform. He has served on the boards of the Barrie and Community Family Health Team and the Barrie Family Health Organization (FHO). For the past five years, he has been the lead physician of the Barrie FHO, which has 85 practices, 140,000 enrolled patients and an annual budget of $30 million. In 2012–13, Dr. Clark led the team during consultations to incorporate the Barrie Family Medicine Clinics to purchase and operate FHO-run after-hours clinics in Barrie.

    As an assistant professor at the Family Medicine Teaching Unit in Barrie, he supervises residents and medical students on a weekly basis. More recently, Dr. Clark has been taking a greater role in providing palliative care as well as pursuing part-time academic studies in clinical teaching at the University of Toronto.

    Dr. Clark enjoys his cottage, swimming, travel, reading, music and spending time with his wife, Martha, and his family.

    Regional Family Physician of the Year, Brockville

    Dr. Adam Steacie (Meds '85) has practised family medicine in Brockville for 25 years. His practice includes office, inpatient, long-term, addiction and palliative care. Dr. Steacie’s education includes a Master’s degree in virology and an MD from Queen’s University, and more recently the OMA-CMA Physician Leadership Development Program. His professional passions include palliative care and vascular prevention.

    Dr. Steacie is the former Chief of Staff and President of the Medical Staff at the Brockville General Hospital. As an OMA board member, he participates on several committees, including chairing the Hospital Issues Committee. He chaired the President’s Advisory Panel on End-of-Life Care in 2013–14. At the CMA he has chaired the Committee on Health Care and Promotion.

    Dr. Steacie lives on a farm with his wife, Liz, a professional equestrian. Family, including children and grandchildren, continuously reminds him why health in general and the practice of medicine in particular are important.

    Regional Family Physician of the Year, Orangeville

    Drs. Stephanie and Stephen Milone (Meds '04) completed their medical degrees at the University of Toronto in 2002 and their family medicine residency at Queen’s University in 2004. They currently share a comprehensive family practice in Orangeville. In addition, Stephen practises anesthesia and Stephanie works in the emergency department at the Headwaters Health Care Centre as Co-chief. They are the Site Coordinators for the University of Toronto Rural Family Medicine Residency program. They were recognized by the OCFP as Community Teachers of the Year in 2009. Stephen has been on the OCFP Annual Scientific Assembly planning committee for the past 10 years. 

    Familiar faces on the benches or in the stands, Stephanie and Stephen support their children, Benjamin, Daniel and Grace, in all their academic pursuits and extra-curricular activities. In their “spare time,” they enjoy spending time together, playing hockey with the local physicians’ team, swimming laps, running and skiing. They are passionate about travelling and are always planning their next trip.