Award: Dr. Laura Lyons Receives Region 2 Family Physician of the Year Award

The Regional Family Physician of the Year Award recognizes seven physicians – one from each region of the province – who provide exemplary care to their patients and are passionately involved in activities that contribute to excellence in family medicine.

As a family physician providing comprehensive care, Dr. Lyons’ roles are numerous and diverse, from intrapartum obstetrics to palliative care. She is director of Family Medicine Obstetrics for the Citywide Department of Family Medicine at London Health Sciences Centre. She is also an addiction medicine specialist and a valued consultant on addiction in pregnancy. She is actively involved in hospital and community programs that support and treat people who are experiencing harms from drug use.

At St. Joseph’s Family Medical Centre, Dr. Lyons is an academic physician and team lead. She is an associate professor and full-time faculty member at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, supervising, teaching and mentoring medical students and residents. She is active in research and presents regularly at conferences on pregnancy complicated by psychosocial risks, mental illness and addictions.

Outside work, Laura stays active cycling, swimming and skiing. She is a voracious reader and cherishes family Sunday dinners with her three children and her husband, John.

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