Dr. Ruth Wilson, a Queens FHT family physician and AFHTO Vice President, was recently named one of Canada’s Top 100 women by the Women’s Executive Network. The Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards recognizes the country’s highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
Dr. Wilson was chair of the Queen’s department of Family Medicine from 1991-2001. During her tenure the department established a program to send faculty to help train family doctors in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the war there, and created the Centre for Studies in Primary Care at Queen’s.
In March, 2010, Dr. Wilson was one of two physicians from around the world who received the ‘5 Star Doctor’ award – the highest honour given by the World Organization of Family Doctors. She also served as the president of the College of Family Physicians of Canada from 2007-2008.