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Dr. John Ross

Dr. John Ross is an emergency physician at the Halifax Infirmary working to develop a focused practice in changing how emergency care of the frail and elderly is delivered. He serves as medical director of Praxes Medical Group, a private sector telemedicine provider to remote sites around the world, and as a provincial advisor on emergency care to the Deputy Minister of Health.

Dr. Ross completed medical school at the University of Western Ontario in 1986, a rotating internship at North York General Hospital in 1987 and his residency in emergency medicine at Queens University from 1987 to 1990. He also received his Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) in emergency medicine.

Dr. Ross is also a professor of emergency medicine at Dalhousie University with a focus in acute airway management and was a visiting professor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for one to two months a year from 2011 to 2014 as part of a capacity building emergency medicine training program. He also works as a trauma team leader, teaching rural trauma team development courses throughout the Maritimes.

Married for nearly 30 years, Dr. Ross has two sons. In his free time, he is involved in a number of sports, enjoys travel and escaping to his cottage at the mouth of the LaHave River.

Dr. Ross has been a Council member since 2015. He currently sits on the Assessment and Investigation committees.