Two P.E.I. doctors honoured by their peers

Published on December 8, 2015

Medical Society of P.E.I.

Dr. Greg German and Dr. David MacKenzie have also been named as recipients of this year's PI Awards by the Medical Society of P.E.I.

The PI Awards are presented in conjunction with the Canadian Medical Foundation as part of the Physicians Putting Patients First program.

Dr. Greg German, winner of the President's Leadership Award, was recognized by his peers for consistently going above and beyond in his microbiologist role and for being the ultimate "go to" person in the field of infectious disease. 

"In addition to leading or contributing to several important initiatives, Dr. German is an invaluable clinical resource for other physicians, providing expert infectious disease advice and support," said Dr. Jill Cunniffe, president of the Medical Society of P.E.I. "Although he has only been practising on the Island for about two years, his impact has indeed been system and provincewide and he has also been active on the national front."

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The Community Service Award, which recognizes the important role doctors play in their village, town, city or indeed the province as a whole, was awarded to Charlottetown physician Dr. David MacKenzie.

"If P.E.I. is hosting a national-level sporting event, there is a great chance that Dr. MacKenzie is involved. The same goes for varsity or provincial sports teams — or for recreational-level sports for that matter," said colleague Dr. Alf Morais. "Yet, despite a busy practice, high involvement in sports medicine and participation in youth and music ministry at his church, David is very family-oriented and maintains a healthy work-life balance.

His personal emphasis on fitness and well-being is both impressive and inspiring to colleagues, friends and members of his community, Morais said.

Both awards were chosen by their peers.

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