2015 – Nova Scotia
A leader in his practice and community, Dr Michael Fleming is recognized for his dedication to patients and his relentless pursuit and advocacy of continuing professional development.
Dr Fleming earned his medical degree from Dalhousie University in 1978. He completed a medical internship and family medicine residency training in 1980. That same year, Dr Fleming received Certification in Family Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), and he became a Fellow in 1998.
Since 1980, Dr Fleming has practised comprehensive family medicine with the Fall River Family Practice. During that time, he has had hospital privileges at the Grace Maternity Hospital, Victoria General Hospital, and Camp Hill Hospital (now Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre).
For the past 34 years, Dr Fleming has enjoyed progressive career roles with Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine and Continuing Professional Development departments, where he served as an educational consultant, program developer, and Accreditor for Dalhousie’s family physician and specialist programs. Currently, Dr Fleming is Director of Family Medicine Programs and Assistant Professor with Dalhousie’s Division of Medical Education.
Dr Fleming served as chair of CFPC’s National Committee on Continuing Professional Development from 2002 to 2009. He is now the committee representative for the Association of Faculties of Medicine. For nine years, Dr Fleming was a member of the Board for Doctors Nova Scotia. In 2013, he was elected president and subsequently served as past president and chair.
Dr Fleming is married to Isobel and enjoys working on her family farm in his spare time, as well as spending quality time with their daughter Tricia, and her husband, Cory; daughter Carolyn; son Peter, and his wife, Jennifer and two-year-old son, Evan.