Dr. Carrie Bernard
MD, MPH, CCFP, FCFP
Dr. Carrie Bernard received her medical degree from McMaster University in 1997 and completed her family medicine residency at the University of Toronto (U of T). She went on to complete a 3 month fellowship in low risk obstetrics at U of T and received her Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP) in 1999. She became a Fellow of the College in 2013.
Since 1999 Dr. Bernard has practised comprehensive family medicine in Brampton, Ontario, with the Queen Square Family Health Team. She began teaching medical students and residents in 2003 at her clinic office, and at the William Osler Health System where she is an active staff member. Dr. Bernard is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at U of T and an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster. She has been involved in family medicine residency accreditation at both universities, and served as Associate Program Director, Curriculum and Remediation, for the postgraduate program at U of T from 2014 to 2019.
Dr. Bernard has a passion for community and global health. She worked with Public Health Ontario from 2012 to 2019, where she provided expert advice on communicable diseases, and worked with Médecins Sans Frontières in Northern Uganda from 2004 to 2005. Her research interests focus on ethics in medical practice and she is a member of the Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group, a multidisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners in Canada who explore ethical issues related to humanitarian health care work.
Working with the CFPC Dr. Bernard is a reviewer for Canadian Family Physician, serves on the Section of Teachers Council, and is a member of the Section of Communities of Practice in Family Medicine Council. In 2013 the Ontario College of Family Physicians recognized Dr. Bernard as a Regional Family Physician of the Year.