Dr. Minoli Amit
Dr. Amit received her MD from Dalhousie University in 1977 and her Royal College certification in in 1981. After a year spent working at the IWK in Halifax, she moved to Antigonish where she continues to practise as a consultant pediatrician.
Dr. Amit has had a long established interest in the provision of specialty medical services to the regional/rural parts of this province. With colleagues in Antigonish, she established a Section of Regional/Rural Specialists within Doctors Nova Scotia which she continues to Chair. Over the years, she has brought the perspective of Rural Specialist services to many tables including: the Board and many committees for Doctors Nova Scotia; the Board and Executive of the Canadian Pediatric Society; and the National Council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, where she also served on the Executive as VP Fellowship Affairs. She has always engaged actively with multiple local and provincial groups as well, including in areas of community health, reproductive/NB care and pediatric services. For 3.5 years she also served as the Site Medical Lead for NSHA at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, which is her home base. With over 37 years of practise in Antigonish, she has participated in numerous committees, working groups, hospital/district and now Zone-based MAC/Credentials committees. In these roles, she had numerous interactions with other players regarding credentialing, licensing needs, and medical staff support issues.
At this time she continues a full-time clinical pediatric practice based in Antigonish with outreach to many clinics in the district served by St. Martha’s. She is currently the Co-Chair of the Pediatric Operational Group for NSHA. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Dalhousie and provides supervision for Core Pediatric Rotations for Dalhousie’s medical undergraduates, as well as electives for residents and students.
Dr. Amit has been an active volunteer within her community with assorted organizations over the years. Her interests have included the arts, community beautification, various youth groups, and healthcare-based services. She is married to Dr. John Hamilton, Ophthalmologist, and has three adult children. One has just returned to her hometown as a newly-minted Ophthalmologist. She enjoys music, travelling the world, gardening and her two grandchildren.