2012 – Newfoundland and Labrador
A dedicated, compassionate family physician, Dr Edgar Mayo has practised rural family medicine on the Burin Peninsula in Newfoundland for 36 years.
Dr Mayo earned his medical degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in 1975. He completed his internship at Dalhousie University and a traineeship in anesthesia at MUN. Dr Mayo received Certification in Family Medicine in 1987 and became a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2004.
Initially employed by the Newfoundland Government, Dr Mayo worked at the Burin Cottage Hospital. In 1977, he opened a comprehensive family medicine practice. In addition to his practice, Dr Mayo serves as an ER physician at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre and travels by boat to provide health care to three remote communities on Newfoundland’s south coast. He is also a preceptor to family medicine residents and nurse practitioners at MUN.
Dr Mayo served on a joint municipal committee that successfully brought the health care centre and 11 full-time specialists to the Peninsula. He also worked with the Burin Peninsula Health Care Foundation to support related fundraising events.
In 2010, Dr Mayo’s commitment to family medicine was recognized when the Town of Burin dedicated a MUN medical scholarship in his name. He also received the Dr Yong Kee Jeon Award from the Faculty of Medicine at MUN.
Dr Mayo is married to Beth and has two daughters, Penny and Erin. He is also the proud grandfather of two boys and one little princess. In his spare time, he enjoys playing music, woodworking, and messing around on his fleet of boats.