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Honouring our long-standing faculty

The Department of Family Medicine would like to honour long-standing faculty members Drs. Jo-Anne Hammond and John Jordan for their years of service training comprehensive family physicians and future leaders in health care.

Jo-Anne Hammond was an established family physician in London when she joined the Department of Family Medicine in 2003, and moved her practice to the Victoria Family Medical Centre (VFMC). Jo-Anne conducted a comprehensive practice, including obstetrics, for which she was well known. She was the Medical Director at VFMC from 2004 until 2016. Jo-Anne was promoted to Professor of Family Medicine in 2012.

She has been a Medical Advisor for the R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation Exercise and Pregnancy Laboratory since 1993, and been involved in a myriad of research projects, specifically with Gregor Reid and Michele Mottola around Probiotics and Bacterial Vaginosis.

In her role as Site Lead for what is currently the Forest City Family Health Organization, she worked to tirelessly to move the team from a Health Group to a Health Network to a Health Organization.

In 2016, Jo-Anne was the recipient of the OCFP Regional Family Physician of the Year award, which recognizes the outstanding contributions of seven OCFP members who provide exemplary care to their patients and are passionately involved in activities that contribute to excellence in family medicine. She has also been awarded the University Student Council’s Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence numerous times.

John Jordan is Professor of Family Medicine and has conducted a comprehensive family medicine practice, including intrapartum obstetrics, at the Byron Family Medical Centre. He is a much-respected teacher of residents and medical students, and has left his mark on Family Medicine through the many residents he has mentored over the years.

John is stepping back from full time clinical academic duties but will continue doing some locum coverage and some obstetrics in the next few years, remaining a part of the Department in the role of adjunct faculty.

John obtained a Master of Clinical Science in Family Medicine from Western University in 1993. He also received the Martin J. Bass Recognition Award in 1999 for his exceptional contribution to Family Medicine at Western.

His numerous other accolades include, Fellowship in the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2001, Ontario’s Family Physician of the Year in 2002, and the Reg L. Perkin award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2002, recognized for being one of Canada’s Family Physicians of the Year. John also received the London Health Sciences Centre Department of Family Medicine Chief’s Recognition Award for Exemplary Service in 2003.