Seventeen physicians established new practices in in Greater Sudbury in 2015, said Health Sciences North. The new physicians included 11 specialists, one emergency department physician, and five family doctors.
The specialists include a pediatrician, nephrologist (kidney disease), endocrinologist, obstetrician/gynaecologist, cardiologist, radiologist, two anaesthetists (one with training in chronic pain management), two surgical pathologists, and a medical oncologist (cancer care).
Five of the new physicians are originally from Northeastern Ontario. Nine of the new physicians did undergraduate or residency training through the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, while four of the new doctors have been internationally trained.
Every year, Health Sciences North partners with the City of Greater Sudbury and the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce to attract more doctors to the city.
“Again this year, a first-rate team of new doctors and specialists are choosing to practice health care in our city, and that’s terrific news for our citizens and patients,” said Dr. Chris Bourdon, the hospital's chief of staff and vice-president of medical and academic affairs, in a press release. “It speaks to Sudbury’s and HSN’s growing reputation as a destination of choice for front-line health care, education, and research.”
Since 2000, about 230 new family doctors and specialists have established practices in Greater Sudbury.
"I'm proud of our partnership with Health Sciences North and the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, which continues to attract physicians to practice in Greater Sudbury," said Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger in a press release.