Nicole Stockley is a fee-for-service Family Physician in Conception Bay South, NL. She started practice in 2016 following the completion of her family medicine residency program at Memorial University. Her previous studies include a MD (2014) as well as a MSc (2010). She is very interested in medical education and has already started welcoming learners into her clinic. Her involvement with the College of Family Physicians started in medical school, and she is delighted to now represent NL Family Physicians on both a provincial and a national level. As a new-in-practice physician, Nicole hopes to bring a distinct perspective to her role, and increase engagement with learners and other new-in-practice physicians across the province.
Dr. Christopher Patey is an Assistant Professor with Memorial University Medical School in St. John’s Newfoundland. Over the past fifteen years he has practiced as an emergency and family physician. As site clinical chief of Carbonear Emergency, and part-time rural Family Physician in Spaniard's Bay he is always eager to implement positive change initiatives with a primary goal to improve rural health care.
As a congenital Newfoundlander I was born, raised and trained in Newfoundland. I graduated from Memorial Medical School in 1994 and received my CCFP from MUN in 1996. After graduation I initially worked in Gander for 2 years before moving to the US in 1998. For the next five years I worked in Meadville Pennsylvania in full service Family Medicine and I was Faculty at Meadville Family Medicine Residency Program. I returned to NL in 2002 settling in Torbay and I have been in full time practice there since then. Education has always been a passion, I am an Assistant Clinical Professor at MUN since 2005 and in 2017 I became the Eastern stream lead for Memorial University Family Medicine Residency Program.
Dr. Shelley Sullivan is a family physician originally from Pouch Cove, NL where she attended Memorial University completing her undergraduate degree in 1994 and graduating from Memorial University School of Medicine in 1998
Dr. Sullivan has been practicing family medicine in Grand Falls-Windsor since 2003, currently working at Killick Health Services. Her primary interests are in gynecology, contraception and pregnancy care.
In addition to her medical practice Dr.Sullivan has been serving on the Cervical Screening Initiative in Grand Falls -Windsor for the past 14 years and been involved as an examiner with the CFPC for the past 13 years
Dr.Sullivan enjoys travelling, spending time with family, personal fitness and is an avid Toronto Blue Jays Fan.
Pamela Doran , MUN Family Medicine Resident Representative
Pamela is currently a first year family medicine resident at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she also recently completed her medical degree. She is originally from Trepassey, a rural community on the southern shore of the Avalon Peninsula, but mainly grew up in St. John's. Pamela holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a Master of Science degree in psychiatry, both from McGill University. Her clinical and research interests include but are not limited to mental health and addictions, global health and emergency medicine. Pamela is passionate about family medicine and looks forward to her new position with the CCFP!
Dr. Desmond Whalen , MUN Family Medicine Resident Representative
Desmond is from the rural Newfoundland community of Caplin Cove. He completed a Bachelor of Science Honours degree (2013) in Cell and Molecular Biology and Behavioural Neuroscience and a Doctor of Medicine degree (2017) at Memorial University. He is currently enrolled in Family Medicine residency based in Grand Falls Windsor, NL.
Desmond is the Vice-Chair Elect of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, Section of Residents. He is a member of the board of directors of the Labrador Island Link Operating Corporation, a subsidiary company of Nalcor Energy, and a member of the advisory board of the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter. Additionally, he is a council member on the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice (WWPRP).
Desmond's research interests centre around rural healthcare and clinical simulation. He has presented nationally and internationally and has published various peer-reviewed articles on clinical simulation and rural health topics.
Dr Katherine Stringer, Family Medicine Academic Representative
Kath Stringer is a family physician in St John’s and the Chair of the Discipline of Family Medicine at Memorial University. She is a “ Newfoundlander by choice” and arrived in the province with her husband and 2 girls in 2002. She worked in Gander for 2 years before moving to St John’s to work in a community practice and joined the Discipline in 2009. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Cape Town South Africa in 1994, her CCFP in 2004, FCFP in 2016 and a Masters Degree in Clinical Sciences – Family Medicine from Western University in 2017. Life on the rock is a pleasure!