Physician Wellness #GOAT

Greatest Of All Time!

Physician Wellness #GOAT is an AMA Physician and Family Support Program initiative that celebrates physicians supporting colleague wellness and who create a more open, supportive and compassionate culture for Alberta physicians.

Read about these physicians below.

Dr. Cheryl Goldstein

Associate Dean of Advocacy and Wellbeing, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta

Dr. Sarah Hall

Deputy Head, Professional Affairs, Department of Pediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine; Medical Lead, Virtual Health, Alberta Health Services; Clinical Associate Professor, Cumming School of Medicine; Hospital Pediatrician, Alberta Children's Hospital; Member of Board of Directors, Alberta Medical Association; Member of Board of Directors, Calgary Health Foundation

Dr. Serena Siow

MD, CCFP - family physician; Hospitalist Physician and Hospitalist Site Representative, Rockyview General Hospital; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary; Representative Forum delegate, Section of Family Medicine, Alberta Medical Association; and Physician Lead, Physician Wellness for Calgary Hospitalists.

Dr. Carmen Gittens

BMBS, CCFP - family physician; Hospitalist physician, Rockyview General Hospital; Physician Lead, Physician Wellness for Calgary Hospitalists; and Clinical Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary

Dr. Erica Dance

Emergency physician, Royal Alexandra Hospital and Northeast Community Health Centre; clinical professor and assistant dean, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta; Physician collaborator and associate, Well Doc Alberta; Physician Wellness Taskforce member, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; and Hearing Tribunal and Complaint Review Committee member, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta.

Dr. Robert Chan

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sturgeon Community Hospital; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program Director, University of Alberta.

Dr. Ioana Bratu

Pediatric General Surgeon and Site Section Chief for Trauma, Stollery Children's Hospital and Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Surgical Education, University of Alberta.

Dr. Melanie Lewis

Associate Dean, Learner Advocacy & Wellness, Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director, Edmonton Down Syndrome Clinic, General Pediatrician, Stollery Children's Hospital, and Co-Chair, AFMC Student Affairs Committee.

Dr. Jane Lemaire

Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Calgary; Vice Chair, Physician Wellness and Vitality, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary; Academic physician and consultant in General Internal Medicine; and MD, FRCPC.

Dr. Sue Reid

Director, Office of Staff Wellbeing in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Alberta.

Got #GOAT?

We know many students, residents and physicians are doing good things for their colleagues’ wellness. Let us know who gets your physician wellness #GOAT, by emailing

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