I have been a family physician in Port Colborne for over 20 years and am pleased now to be working as a locum at Niagara South Family Medicine. I also work as the Regional Assistant Dean for the Niagara Regional Campus of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University. I have a particular interest in women’s health and adolescent medicine and am passionate about shaping medical education to create excellent future physicians for our community.
I completed medical school at McMaster University and a residency in rural Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa. I was pleased to settle in Port Colborne to practise and have been fortunate to have a full-spectrum family practice as well as work at the Niagara Eating Disorder Outpatient Program and I held a longstanding role as Clinical Consultant for the Niagara Region’s Sexual Health Program. I left full-time family practice in 2017 to run the Niagara Campus of McMaster’s medical school. I have since completed a Master’s degree in Health Science Education. My current areas of research include student mistreatment, distributed medical education and social justice in medical education.
While most of my time is now spent in administrative work with the medical school, I am pleased to continue my clinical practice and to give back to my community as a locum physician in two different practices in Port Colborne. It is a privilege to be able to work with my friends and colleagues, Drs. Remington, Fraelic and Wilkes-Whitehall and the wonderful team at Niagara South Family Medicine.
When I am not at work, I am the proud mother of two redheads and the wife of a local high school teacher. I enjoy reading, knitting, travelling and a good cup of tea.