FREDERICTON – The New Brunswick Medical Society named Dr. Lynn Murphy-Kaulbeck as their new President for 2016-2017 on Saturday at their Annual General Meeting in Saint John.
Dr. Murphy-Kaulbeck is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at the Moncton City Hospital, and will take over duties from Saint John’s Dr. John Whelan, a radiologist.
“I’m looking forward to continuing the work of my predecessor to continue to promote healthier lifestyles through our Top 3 in 10 campaign,” said Dr. Murphy-Kaulbeck. “Recognizing the role of the province in creating policies which make healthier choices easier for New Brunswickers is an excellent step towards a healthier province to the mutual benefit of patient, physician, and government.”
Other key issues for Dr. Murphy-Kaulbeck are be specialty medicine reform, and better physician recruitment to help fill the over 80 vacant physicians in New Brunswick. She is also passionate about encouraging women to be involved in leadership roles in medicine.
“The concentration of women in medicine is growing,” continued Dr. Murphy-Kaulbeck. “It is important for women to actively engage in the medical community as we form such a vital segment of the past, present and future of our field. I consider myself honored and humbled to be at the helm of the New Brunswick Medical Society for the coming year, and hope to see many more women follow suit.”
Dr Murphy-Kaulbeck began her health care career as a nurse before she decided to switch her focus to medicine, and she received her medical degree from McMaster University in 1996. She went on to complete a five-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology through McGill University, followed by a two-year fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine through Dalhousie University. In 2008, Dr Murphy-Kaulbeck received a master’s degree in Community Health and Epidemiology from Dalhousie University.
Since 2015, Dr Murphy-Kaulbeck has served as Medical Director for the New Brunswick Perinatal Care Program. She holds an appointment as Associate Professor in Obstetrics/Gynecology at Dalhousie University, as well as Assistant Professor in Obstetrics/Gynecology at Memorial University. She’s been active throughout her career with the New Brunswick Medical Society, various organizations and committees related to her specialty and medical education. Recently, she’s served as a member of the NBMS Executive Committee and as co-chair of the New Brunswick Reproductive Care Program Advisory Committee.
CONTACT: Marcelle Saulnier, New Brunswick Medical Society, (506) 462-4649