NIAGARA FALLS, Aug. 24 /CNW/ - Dr. John Haggie, a general and vascular
surgeon from Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, has been acclaimed
President-Elect of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) during the
association's 143rd annual meeting in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
"I am truly honoured to have been chosen by my peers to lead this great
organization," said Dr. Haggie. "The health care system faces many
challenges and the plan set out in the CMA's Health Care Transformation
project leads the way to reforms that are past due. I will use this year
as President-Elect wisely, hoping to learn as much as I can."
Born in England, Dr. John Haggie completed his medical studies in
Manchester in General Surgery. He held several positions as physician,
surgeon, tutor and registrar in the North West region of England.
Dr. Haggie moved in St Anthony, NL, in 1993 where he became consulting
surgeon for the Grenfell Region Health Services. In 1997, Dr. Haggie
moved to Appleton, NL, where he was appointed attending surgeon, General
and Vascular Surgery at the James Paton Memorial Hospital (JPMH) in
Gander, NL. He held this position until 2008 when he became chief of
staff of the same hospital and he continues to serve in this capacity.
Dr. John Haggie served as president of the Newfoundland and Labrador
Medical Association (NLMA) in 2002. He also represented the NLMA on the
CMA Board of Directors and other committees. Most recently, Dr. Haggie
served on the CMA's Committee on Education and Professional Development,
representing the Atlantic provinces. He also chaired the CMA's Ad Hoc
Working group on Pharmaceutical issues.
Dr. Haggie will serve as President of the CMA in the year 2011-2012.
A full bio of Dr. John Haggie can be found at: http://www.cma.ca/advocacy/cma-media-centre
SOURCE Canadian Medical Association
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