2012 – Prince Edward Island
Dr Paul Kelly’s medical career has been focused in Atlantic Canada and includes an adventure to Botswana, Africa, where he volunteered as a physician for two years with Cuso International.
A medical graduate of Dalhousie University, Dr Kelly received his Certification in Family Medicine in 1979 and became a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in 2001.
Dr Kelly began practising family medicine with the Newfoundland Cottage Hospital system in 1972. In 1977, after returning from Africa, he joined the Summerside Medical Centre in his home town, where he practised family medicine until 2001, then moved to a collaborative practice at the Harbourside Family Health Centre. Currently, Dr Kelly is Resource Physician to the Integrated Palliative Care Team with Prince County Hospital, where he has served as Chief of Staff and Head of Family Medicine.
Dr Kelly’s commitment to family medicine has been recognized with several awards: the CFPC’s Award of Excellence in Palliative Care in 2006; the Tom Moore Award, Prince County Hospital in 2001; and the PEI Medical Society’s Health Promotion Award in 1994.
Dr Kelly’s committee involvement includes roles with the PEI Medical Society Board, the Canadian Medical Association’s Council on Healthcare and Promotion, and the Council on Education and Workforce. He currently serves on the PEI Provincial Medical Advisory Committee.
Dr Kelly enjoys spending time with his wife of 33 years, Katherine—whom he met in Botswana—their adult sons Sean and Ian, their Rottweiler Sacha, and their cat Miss Kitty. He keeps fit through running, snow shoeing, and gardening.