Dr. Rick Ward

Dr. Rick Ward

Dr. Ward is a family physician in Calgary. He joined the AMA's Board of Directors at the Fall 2019 Representative Forum.

The AMA represents all physicians in Alberta. It is an organization which can brainstorm, strategize and align in our efforts to put ‘Patients First’ - and improve delivery of care to Albertans.

- Dr. Rick Ward 

Dr. Ward is a community-based family physician with a keen knowledge of working in a Medical Home. His most recent leadership activities include

  • Medical Director, Primary Care – Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Service (current)
  • Chair, Crowfoot Village Family Practice Physician Board (current)
  • Medical Lead, Innovation and External Relations – Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network (past)
  • President, Alberta College Family Physicians (past)

An active AMA member

Dr. Ward joined the AMA in his first year of medicine in 1982. He was a student representative on the AMA Board in 1984-85 and since then has served as the Calgary Zone Representative at the AMA Representative Forum as well as delegate from the Section of Family Medicine Executive.

Favorite AMA memory?

"I was honoured to lead a half-day workshop with AMA staff a few years ago. It exposed me to the dedicated, thoughtful and fun team of individuals who support the physicians of Alberta."

On a personal note

Apart from spending time with his family (and spoiled cat Pippin), Dr. Ward enjoys spending time at his seaside home on Vancouver Island and traveling with his wife.

Dr. Ward says the positive energy of his community Family Practice, medical leadership and education recharge and stimulate him daily.

Alberta Medical Association Mission: Advocate for and support Alberta physicians. Strengthen their leadership in the provision of sustainable quality care.