President's Profile

Dr. Paula Keating

2023-24 President of the New Brunswick Medical Society

Dr. Paula Keating has served as a family physician in Miramichi, New Brunswick since 1993, and provided inpatient care and family practice obstetrics care at the Miramichi Regional Hospital for over 20 years.

Dr. Keating grew up in Miramichi. She completed her undergraduate degree at Mount Allison University in 1986. She received her medical training at Dalhousie University, earning her medical degree in 1990 and completing a rotating internship in 1991. She was also granted Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2009.

Dr. Keating has been active with the New Brunswick Medical Society (NBMS) for many years as a member of the Health Policy and Promotion Committee, the Primary Care Task Force and the NBMS Executive. She joined the Board of Directors in 2020 and was nominated as President-Elect in 2022.

As President of the NBMS, Dr. Keating will advocate for additional medical school seats and increased training programs for residents, as well as streamlining the process for recruiting and transitioning international medical graduates to practice in New Brunswick. She will also work to bolster family medicine by encouraging the reduction of administrative and financial burden on physicians, and to renew focus on addressing the social determinants of health.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Keating loves spending time with family and friends, and is very active in the community. She is a passionate and accomplished athlete, who has been inducted into the NB Sport Hall of Fame, the Run NB Hall of Fame and the Miramichi Sports Wall of Fame.

Questions? Email NBMS President Dr. Paula Keating

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