Resident Doctors of Canada Announces 2017/18 Board of Directors

OTTAWA – Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) today announced the election of its 2017/18 Board of Directors. The 19-member Board represents more than 9,000 resident physicians in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, the Maritime Provinces and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dr. Melanie Bechard, who served as Practice Committee Co-Chair in 2016/17, was elected President of this year’s Board. “I am honoured to serve as President of Resident Doctors of Canada for what I know will be an exciting year of growth for the organization and effective advocacy on behalf of our membership,” said Bechard.

Irving Gold, RDoC’s Executive Director, said, “I am very much looking forward to working with our 15 new directors and 4 returning directors in overseeing the development our new three-year Strategic Plan for 2018-2020.”

The Board’s new directors for 2017/18 are:

  • Dr. Michael Arget, Vice President
  • Dr. Chris Beavington
  • Dr. Daljeet Chahal
  • Dr. Julia Curtis
  • Dr. Bryce Durafourt, Treasurer
  • Dr. Mark Elliot
  • Dr. Bruce Fage
  • Dr. Leo Fares
  • Dr. Odion Kalaci
  • Dr. Irfan Kherani, Board Chair & Corporate Secretary
  • Dr. Caitlin Lees
  • Dr. Mark Lipson
  • Dr. Michael Martyna
  • Dr. Audrey Nguyen
  • Dr. Kyle Roherty

The following directors have returned for 2017/18:

  • Dr. Melanie Bechard, President
  • Dr. David Kim
  • Dr. Adriana Krawchenko-Shawarsky
  • Dr. Kimberly Williams, Past President

For additional information on current Board Members, please visit the Resident Doctors of Canada website.

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About Resident Doctors of Canada
Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) represents over 9,000 resident doctors across Canada. Established in 1972, we are a not-for-profit organization providing a unified, national voice for our membership. RDoC collaborates with other national health organizations to foster excellence in training, wellness, and patient care.