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New College President

Dr. Mary-Lynn Watson, M.D., CCFP(EM), FRCP(Edin)

The College is pleased to announce that Dr. Mary-Lynn Watson has been appointed College President for the 2025-2027 term.

Dr. Mary-Lynn Watson is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University.  She is originally from New Brunswick but came to Dalhousie to do her undergraduate degree, went on to graduate from Dalhousie Medical School and decided to make Halifax her home.

She started practicing Emergency Medicine at the old Halifax Infirmary and Victoria General Hospitals and now practices at the Emergency Department of the QEII Health Sciences Centre (QEIIHSC), Halifax Infirmary site.  At that time, she also had a family practice but left to focus her career on emergency medicine. Dr. Watson is presently the Medical Director for Quality and Safety at the QEIIHSC Emergency Department.  She is active on many committees in the Department, as well as at Nova Scotia Health, the Medical School, and nationally.  She serves on the Progress and Promotion Committee at the Medical School as well as committees at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia. She is a former President of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. She is also a former Program Director for the Certification in the College of Family Physicians Emergency Medicine (CCFP-EM) program at Dalhousie University.  She has a special interest in evaluation and remediation as well as quality initiatives.