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David Price

David Price BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP

David Braley Health Sciences Centre


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Dr. David Price – Professor and Past-Chair (2006-2021), Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. During his tenure as chair, the Department grew exponentially, graduating over 100 family medicine residents annually in what is generally acknowledged to be one of the top academic programs in the country. As part of the residency expansion; teaching units and/or Family Health Teams (FHT) were created in a number of communities in south central Ontario. Department owned and managed teaching sites include Burlington, Stonechurch and MFP. He was the founding director of the Maternity Centre of Hamilton; a multidisciplinary centre that cares for prenatal and intrapartum patients. Dr. Price was also instrumental in helping to create the academic FHT at McMaster University, an interprofessional team, currently serving over 40,000 patients in the Hamilton area. He was a key player in the development of the $85 M, David Braley Health Sciences Centre, a six-story, 185,000 sq. ft. home for Family Medicine and Hamilton Public Health in the downtown core.  The research enterprise of the department has also grown in size and reputation, managing over $10M in research grants annually.  He also led the creation of a second endowed chair in family medicine ($2 million), the Niagara professorship ($1 million) and the establishment of the David Braley Primary Care Research Collaborative with an additional $4 million endowment.

Through his leadership roles at the University and Hospital (Chief of Family Medicine at Hamilton Health Sciences from 2004-2018), and his involvement with local, regional, and provincial government bodies where he acts as a consultant and advisor, he has developed expertise in primary care reform and health care policy development. He has provided his expertise to provincial governments in Canada, as well as internationally. He has enjoyed learning about other primary care systems around the world during his many visits as an invited speaker to numerous countries.

As the Chair of the Provincial (Ontario) Expert Advisory Panel on Primary Care (2013-2014) he was instrumental in helping produce “Patient Care Groups: A new model of population based primary health care for Ontario” (“Price Report”). He is currently the chair of the Minister of Health’s Primary Care Advisory Table, and has been on Ontario’s Covid-19 Health Coordination Table since April 2020. At the University, he is chair of the Faculty of Health Sciences Finance Committee, and as Secretary of Regional Medical Associates, the incoming president (fall 2022). In July 2021, he became the co-lead of the Health Leadership Academy (a partnership between the DeGroote School of Medicine and DeGroote School of Business).



    • McMaster University Department of Family Medicine
    • David Braley Health Sciences Centre
    • 100 Main Street West, 6th Floor
    • Hamilton, ON L8P 1H6
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