Dr. Avik Nath
Dr. Nath is a family physician with a focused practice in emergency medicine. Working in the emergency department he has seen first-hand the gaps in the health care system, including lack of access to primary care and how those gaps affect the most vulnerable people.
Based in Ottawa, Dr. Nath is a mid-career practising physician who has worked in tertiary and community settings throughout Ontario. He is the current Chair of the Family Medicine Emergency Medicine Program Directors Group, Chair of the Ottawa Hospital Emergency Physician Associates, program director of the CCFP-EM Program at the University of Ottawa, and the CFPC’s family physician emergency medicine representative on the Specialty Committee in Emergency Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Nath works collaboratively to build consensus and implement change.
Dr. Nath received the Department of Family Medicine’s Mentorship Award, which is presented annually to a University of Ottawa faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in mentorship toward learners and faculty members. He has received numerous teaching awards through the Department of Emergency Medicine.
He has been an expert member of the CFPC Residency Accreditation Committee and has spoken at a variety of conferences and workshops throughout his 15 years of experience. Dr. Nath lives in Ottawa with his wife and daughter.