2005 – Alberta

Dr Brian Siray was born and raised in rural Alberta, spending an active childhood in the small town of Nobleford.

Brian recalls making the decision to go into family medicine in his third year of medical school at the University of Alberta. In Brian’s words, “the incredible challenge of having to know as much as possible about as many issues and problems as possible was a driving force in choosing family medicine”. His intent on working in a rural setting also figured largely in his decision.

Brian has worked at the Foothills Family Medicine Centre in Black Diamond, Alberta since obtaining his degree from the University of Alberta in 1984. Brian and his colleagues built their new clinic in Black Diamond in 1990 and their practice has since grown from four to 10 family doctors with a tremendous variation in scope and interest of practice.

Today, Brian focuses on providing a comprehensive medical practice to his community. He has been awarded Fellowship with the College. Brian contributes to the future of medicine as a family medicine preceptor for the University of Calgary. His special interest in developmental pediatrics finds him consulting for local schools in a program called Healthy Kids, Healthy Minds.

Brian met Patricia, his wife of 25 years, in his second year at Lethbridge. Brian balances work with family pursuits which revolve around activities with their four sons, two of whom are in high school and two in post-secondary studies. Designing and building their log home on an acreage in Millarville, Alberta, is a source of family pride, and Brian’s self-proclaimed passion for gardening is apparent in the beautiful landscape.

Brian remarks, “this award makes me reflect on the amazing events that have happened in my life, and the equally great things that continue to evolve each day.”

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