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Dr. Farokh Buhariwalla

Dr. Farokh Buhariwalla runs a family practice in Sydney and also works 14-hours a week in emergency medicine. Throughout his career he has held a variety of administrative and leadership posts including president of the Sydney Medical Society, first chair of the Department of Family Practice at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and a variety of positions on different hospital committees. Over the past decade he has been director of Continuing Medical Education (CME) for the Department of Family Medicine at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and the Sydney site coordinator for the Dalhousie Continuing Medical Education (CME) community hospital program.

Dr. Buhariwalla received his Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) from Dalhousie University in 1979, graduated from Dalhousie Medical School (cum laude) in 1983 and completed a rotating internship at Dalhousie University in 1984.

Dr. Buhariwalla received his certification in family medicine in 1997, Certificate of Special Competence in Emergency Medicine in 2003 and he was awarded Fellowship with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in 2008.

He is a member of the Family Practice Research Network at Dalhousie University, member and past chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and a member of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Since 2004, he has served as an examiner for the emergency medicine exam.

Since 1997, Dr. Buhariwalla has served as a member of the Department of Family Medicine at Dalhousie University. He has also worked as an assistant to the site director at the Dalhousie Family Medicine Residency Program in Sydney where he was in charge of curriculum, resident projects and evidence based medicine teaching.

Elected to the College’s Council in 2010, Dr. Buhariwalla currently sits on the Executive, Registration and Reinstatement Committees.