Dr. André Bernard has been appointed as Chair of the Doctors Nova Scotia Board of Directors for a three-year term from September 2016 to June 2019. Dr. Bernard is staff anesthesiologist with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and an assistant professor with Dalhousie’s Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine.
In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Bernard holds a Master of Science in Health Policy, Planning and Financing (2010). Dr. Bernard previously represented the Canadian Medical Association at the World Medical Association and helped develop health policy around the world.
Before becoming a physician, Dr. Bernard worked for the federal government as a development officer, overseeing projects across Indonesia and the Philippines. He also worked as a teacher in Rwanda and promoted health care initiatives in Ghana.