McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty of
Health Sciences

Announcement — Chair, Department of Family Medicine

David J. Price

David J. Price, M.D., C.C.F.P.

Dated: July 4, 2006

From: John G. Kelton, MD, Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. David Price as chair, Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University effective July 1, 2006.  This appointment is subject to approval by the governing bodies of McMaster University.

Dr. Price is currently an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University.  Prior to joining the Faculty in 2000, Dr. Price was in a community practice with a broad spectrum of care, including obstetrics, pediatrics, extended care coverage, and palliative care.  Dr. Price was the founding director of the Maternity Centre of Hamilton (2000-2004), became unit director in 2001 of the Stonechurch Family Health Centre, and has been chief of the Department of Family Medicine for Hamilton Health Sciences since 2004.

Dr. Price has had significant involvement in service activities of the Department of Family Medicine, the Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare.  Among others, he served as lead in the Development of Family Health Team proposal for the Department Family Medicine to the MOH, as a member of the Quality in Family Practice Project, as the chair, MAC Authorizing Sub Mechanisms Group, as a member of the Mayor's Task Force for Recruitment & Retention in the City of Hamilton, and as a member of the Medical Advisory Committee.   

On a national level, Dr. Price is a representative of the College of Family Physicians of Canada on the Fetus and Newborn Committee of the Canadian Pediatric Society, a member of the Collaborative Maternity Care Proposal, Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, a  representative of the College of Family Physicians of Canada on the Neonatal Resuscitation Committee of the Canadian Pediatric Society, and a member of the ACoRN Editorial Board (Acute Care of the At Risk Newborn).

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