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Announcing an acting dean and special advisor for the SFU Medical School

August 23, 2023
Dr. David J. Price

As we continue the search for a SFU medical school inaugural dean, Dr. David J. Price has agreed to be acting dean and special advisor beginning Tuesday, September 5, 2023. Dr. Price will have a visiting faculty appointment in the department of Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology in the Faculty of Science.

Dr. Price is a practicing family physician and professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, where he served as department chair for 15 years until 2021. He is a nationally recognized leader in family medicine and primary care, with extensive consulting experience across Canada and internationally. During his time as chair, he oversaw a significant expansion of the department, in part by establishing new family medicine residency locations in several communities. His research interests include interprofessional primary care practice policies.

Dr. Price attended medical school at the University of BC and practiced comprehensive family medicine (including obstetrics and palliative care) in Vancouver for over a decade before being recruited to McMaster.

His background and his work at McMaster in family medicine will serve SFU well as we begin to build our medical school.

Many thanks to Dr. Roger Strasser and Dr. Sarah Strasser for consulting on the medical school project team as interim deans since November 2022. Dr. Roger Strasser and Dr. Sarah Strasser helped tremendously to set the foundation for a school that will educate doctors to serve underserved populations and improve care throughout the province. Their last day at SFU will be September 10, 2023.