Department Spotlight: Dr. Rochelle Dworkin

For Dr. Rochelle Dworkin, the most enjoyable part of teaching is seeing the practice of medicine through the learner’s eyes. At the beginning of her career she was recruited to Hanover, a small town in southwestern Ontario, to do a six-month locum and nearly thirty years later, she is still practicing in the same town and has long embraced the depth and breadth of being a rural generalist physician.

Dr. Dworkin considers herself a full spectrum, pre-cradle to grave, rural doctor. In addition to office practice, she is the chief of OB at the Hanover & District Hospital, takes care of her inpatients, provides palliative care and does a lot of procedures. Teaching residents and medical students and being the administrator of the residency program is also a passion.

Her family consists of her husband Paul, a retired school principal, and her adult daughters Lauren and Tessa. In her spare time Dr. Dworkin enjoys skiing in the winter and spending summer days on their sailboat. Dr. Dworkin likes to stay active and finds long distance running the perfect way to stay fit and reduce stress.