Fall 2022 (Volume 32, Number 3)
Update from Nova Scotia
By Volodko Bakowsky, MD, FRCPC
Boom! That is the sound of the seismic changes that have
recently unfolded in rheumatology in Nova Scotia.
After a long and distinguished career, Dr. John Hanly
has retired from clinical care as of July 1st, 2022. He
and his wife Noreen plan on splitting their time between
Halifax and Ireland.
Dr. John Hanly
The daunting task of attempting to fill his shoes
falls on the indomitable Dr. Alex Legge, who has joined
the division in a major research position after completing
a year-long research fellowship at the University
of British Columbia (UBC) under the supervision of
Dr. Diane Lacaille.
Dr. Alex Legge
Halifax rheumatologists have created CRA Executive
Dr. Evelyn Sutton is now Past-President and
Dr. Trudy Taylor is newly established as Vice-President.
Dr. Julie Mongeau completed her residency in rheumatology
one year ago and has set up a practice in Truro,
Nova Scotia. She is currently expecting her first child.
Dr. Janet Roberts had a baby boy, Henry, and is finishing
up her maternity leave while starting an MPH
program at Harvard. She will return to clinical care at
the end of the summer.
Dr. Janet Roberts and her son Henry.
In association with the QEII Health Sciences Foundation,
a fully funded 4-million-dollar endowment has been
created for a Research Chair in Rheumatology. Recruitment
into the position will be starting soon.
More people than ever are moving to our province,
further straining our bulging wait lists. If there are any
rheumatologists that would enjoy smelling the sea air
and stretching their housing dollars here in Nova Scotia,
please let me know.
Volodko Bakowsky, MD, FRCPC
Interim Division Head/Chief,
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia