2009 – New Brunswick

Dr John Keddy is a strong medical and community leader from Fredericton, New Brunswick. ‘Whether it be teaching a young medical student, resident or other physician learner, John is able to provide the kind of role model that leaves a mark forever’ says his colleague.

One of John’s greatest achievements is his ability to inspire. He is a dedicated teacher and mentor. His students and residents revel in his enthusiasm to listen, to share his knowledge, and to encourage their best achievements.

John completed his medical degree at Dalhousie University and has devoted the past 36 years to the people of Fredericton. During this time he has touched the lives of his patients through his clinical skills in hospital care, obstetrics, emergency medicine, care of the elderly and sports medicine. His affiliation with Dr Everett Chalmers Hospital included a term as Chair of the Family Practice Department. His natural leadership also opened other doors at Pine Grove Nursing Home and the Fredericton Sports Medicine Clinic. John has been Medical Director of the Veteran’s Health Unit for over 30 years.

John was twice President of the Fredericton Medical Clinic and also served as President of the New Brunswick College of Family Physicians in 1990, following which he was awarded his Fellowship with the CFPC in 1995.

John and his wife Margaret have two grown children. He enjoys squash, tennis and skiing, and is an accomplished musician on the piano. Most recently he has been enjoying his new role as a grandfather.

“From the time I watched my father practice medicine, I knew I wanted to be a family doctor. After reflecting on 36 years of practicing in a variety of settings with the unconditional support of my family, I am convinced that working in a setting defined by life-long patient relationships provides the most effective and rewarding experience for both families and physicians.”

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