Dr. Shelley Duggan

Dr. Shelley Duggan

Dr. Shelley Duggan is a critical care specialist in Edmonton.

Dr. Duggan is the AMA's president elect for 2023-24.

I love working with the AMA. It is an opportunity to improve the system for both patients and colleagues. The staff are incredible and everyone is committed to the same vision.

- Dr. Shelley Duggan

An active AMA member

Dr. Duggan started with the AMA in the late 2000s as the president of the Section of Nephrology. She continued on in leadership roles such as Edmonton RF delegate and a six-year term on the AMA Board of Directors from 2016-2022. Dr. Duggan has served as EZMSA President and is currently completing several years as the Edmonton Zone's clinical department head for critical care. 

A distinguished career

Dr. Duggan obtained her medical degree in 1996 from the University of Alberta. She completed her internal medicine residency at Queen's University and then trained in nephrology and critical care at the University of Manitoba. She began her practice in Edmonton in 2002 and after 20 years, she has handed over her nephrology practice to a newly trained physician. Dr. Duggan is currently focusing on critical care and medical leadership.

Favorite AMA memory?

"I love the experience of seeing Dr. Carl Nohr being the speaker and using his impressive skills to keep RF in order. He is a true professional and has true commitment for the profession."

On a personal note

Dr. Duggan is married to a surgeon and has a teenaged son. She enjoys running and cycling and loves to cook. She also took up knitting during the pandemic and can often be seen doing this during meetings.

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