Dr. John Brewer joined the Medical Staff of The Ottawa Hospital in 2008 taking on the role of Medical Director of the Civic Family Health Team and Assistant Professor with the University of Ottawa Department of Family Medicine. This move with his wife Dr. Monica Brewer, was a return to Ottawa where they had completed their medical degrees at the University of Ottawa. Upon graduation, the Brewers had moved and set up practices in Saint John, New Brunswick where John had taken on a number of administrative roles including past Chief of Family Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Saint John, and Past President of the New Brunswick Chapter of the College of Family Physicians. John was Director of the Family Medicine Teaching Unit in Saint John for 10 years until 2004 and Assistant Professor at both Dalhousie and Memorial Universities. Under his leadership, the Saint John Community Health Centre was established in 2002.
John is currently the Interim Medical Director for The Ottawa Hospital Department of Family Practice. He continues to work tirelessly as well, on several committees at various levels from provincial to hospital-based. He sits on the Advisory Committee on Family Practice for the College of Family Physicians of Canada and as a Board Member for the Ontario College of Family Physicians. He is an active member of the Healthcare Information System Interdisciplinary Clinical Committee helping shape how electronic health records system will advance both at TOH and the LHIN.
John has received the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Family Physician of the Year Award (2005) and the TOH Physician Leadership Award (2016).
John and Monica have three children and one grand-daughter.