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About Essex County Medical Society

This is a picture of the medallion worn by the President of the Essex County Medical Society and is passed down to the new incoming President each year at our Annual Dinner Meeting, held in December. The medallion was made by the Old Gold Shop and was presented in 1957 to the then Essex County Medical Society's president, Dr. J. G. Campbell, by the then Ontario Medical Association's president, Dr. M. S. Douglas.


A Brief History of the Essex County Medical Society

The Essex County Medical Society came into being in December 1913, as Successor to the Windsor Medical Society. The exact date of organization of the earlier group is in doubt; but it seems likely that it originated about the year 1870. The pioneer in organizing this Society was Dr. Richard Carney, a graduate of Bellevue Medical College, New York City, as well as the University of Toronto. Upon graduation from the latter University in 1869 Dr. Carney came to Windsor. Assisted by Dr. C. E. Casgrain, who had commenced practice in 1856, and Dr. John Coventry who came to Windsor in 1866, the Windsor Medical Society was organized.

Following several active years, the Windsor Medical Society finally fell into a state of lethargy. It was revitalized in 1905 by Dr. J. W. Brien, who had set up practice the previous year in Windsor. About the year 1911, the Ontario Medical Association passed a resolution suggesting to the various Medical Societies of the province that they reorganize into County or District Societies. Membership in the County Society was to be a prerequisite to membership in the Provincial Association. Following this suggestion the Windsor Medical Society was expanded into the Essex County Medical Society in December 1913, with Dr. J. W. Brien as the first president, and with an initial membership of 18 to 20 doctors. This Society has from that time remained active, and at the present time the number of members exceeds 460.

taken from '75 Years of Dedication' by Dr. John Fry


Honorary President
Dr. Tim O'Callahan

Past President
Dr. Joseph Zakaria

Dr. Grant Fortowsky

1st Vice President
Dr. Sarah Cribby

2nd Vice President
Dr. Ryan McLarty

Dr. Sadeer Peter

2nd year of 2
Dr. Wendy Kennette
Dr. Jacob Thomas
Dr. Corina Velehorschi

1st year of 2
Dr. Sanaa Abo Aisha

First Five Year Director
Dr. Dema Kadri

County Rep.
Dr. Braedon Hendy

OMA Rep.
Dr. Albert Ng

Member at Large
Dr. Dale Ziter

Dr. Tim O’Callahan
Dr. Tamara Siddall
Dr. Rose Ann Ng MD, MCFP, ABFM
Mrs. Shauna Carter - Nurse Practitioner
Ms. Walaa Alchikh – Nurse Practitioner


1914  Dr. J. W. Brien
1915  Dr. F. MacLennan
1916  Dr. J. Gow
1917  Dr. L. G. McCabe
1918  Dr. C. W. Hoare
1919  Dr. J. W. Beasley
1920  Dr. W. C. Doyle
1921  Dr. U. J. Durocher
1922  Dr. W. MacDonald
1923  Dr. O. Teeter
1924  Dr. J. F. Campbell
1925  Dr. R. D. Morand
1926  Dr. C. Fuller
1927  Dr. P. Poisson
1928  Dr. J. Young
1929  Dr. R. B. Robson
1930  Dr. G. Laing
1931  Dr. J. P. Austin
1932  Dr. H. C. Crassweller
1933  Dr. A. H. C. Trottier
1934  Dr. G. White
1935  Dr. F.A. Brockenshire
1936  Dr. F. Adams
1937  Dr. D. Wigle
1938  Dr. G. Lewis
1939  Dr. S. M. Asselstine
1940  Dr. F. R. Guest
1941  Dr. J. T. Robert
1942  Dr. J. Davies
1943  Dr. H. B. Smith
1944  Dr. H. H. Lees
1945  Dr. C. R. Weber
1946  Dr. E. K. Lyon
1947  Dr. N. A. McCormick
1948  Dr. W. M. Master
1949  Dr. R. E. Holmes
1950  Dr. N. MacDonald
1951  Dr. G. A. McTague
1952  Dr. M. S. Douglas
1953  Dr. W. R. Waddell
1954  Dr. A. H. Lyon

1955  Dr. E. Beuglet
1956  Dr. W. M. Wilson
1957  Dr. J. G. Campbell
1958  Dr. B. Luborsky
1959  Dr. H. B. Hough
1960  Dr. G. E. Turner
1961  Dr. M. A. Lever
1962  Dr. M. F. McGavin
1963  Dr. A.F.Taylor
1964  Dr. G. George
1965  Dr. J. S. Young
1966  Dr. S. Goldenberg
1967  Dr. E. A. Roemmele
1968  Dr. J. D. Stewart
1969  Dr. J. M. Schulde
1970  Dr. F. G. DeMarco
1971  Dr. J. A. Taylor
1972  Dr. I. Strathman
1973  Dr. J. H. Maus
1974  Dr. B. H. Dunn
1975  Dr. G. L. Henderson
1976  Dr. T. B. Robson
1977  Dr. S. Oleksiuk
1978  Dr. W. L. Romano
1979  Dr. J. R. Greenaway
1980  Dr. M. H. Bull
1981  Dr. R. W. Johnson
1982  Dr. M. Dietrich
1983  Dr. W. W. Wren
1984  Dr. R. E. McGirr
1985  Dr. P. Tadros
1986  Dr. M. R. O’Neil
1987  Dr. T. F. Draisey
1988  Dr. T. H. Echlin
1989  Dr. J. D. Wonham
1990  Dr. E. J. Zarzour
1991  Dr. R. K. Macleod
1992  Dr. F. S. DeMarco
1993  Dr. G. Ing
1994  Dr. S. Radin
1995  Dr. A. D. F. Kidd

1996  Dr. I. D. McLeod
1997  Dr. C. C. S. Lau
1998  Dr. F. L. Netherton
1999  Dr. T. J. Barnard
2000  Dr. D. J. Hellyer
2001  Dr. H. B. Desai
2002  Dr. A. P. Ng
2003  Dr. H. F. Adams
2004  Dr. D. J. Paterson
2005  Dr. J. A. Shaban
2006  Dr. R. M. Chetty
2007  Dr. A. R. Steen
2008  Dr. A. E. Glanz
2009  Dr. N. C. Krayacich
2010  Dr. G. A. Hasen
2011  Dr. A. Kadri
2012  Dr. J. Warwaruk
2013  Dr. J. Warwaruk
2014  Dr. J. Perry
2015  Dr. T. O’Callahan
2016  Dr. A. Bagga
2017  Dr. A. Bagga
2018  Dr. M. Zayouna
2019  Dr. P. Naidu
2020  Dr. J. Bondy
2021  Dr.  J. Summerfield
2022  Dr. V. Maraj
2023  Dr. J. Zakaria