Discipline of Medicine

Discipline of Medicine

The Discipline of Medicine is the largest clinical discipline in the Faculty of Medicine.
It encompasses areas of Internal Medicine including:

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Research
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics 
  • Hematology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Respiratory Medicine
  •  Rheumatology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
August 21, 2020

‚ÄčThe Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is providing more than $830,000 for critical infrastructure and equipment for five specialized research projects based at Memorial.
December 5, 2019
A Faculty of Medicine professor has published a book on endocrinology in pregnant and breastfeeding women, including a ground-breaking chapter on pregnancy and lactation in transgendered individuals.
October 29, 2018
Dr. Christopher Kovacs received a national honour recently. 
October 19, 2018
A study by Dr. Michelle Ploughman shows that aerobic exercise combined with cognitive training can make a significance difference for stroke patients.

 What brought me to MUN? What keeps me at MUN?

I came to MUN from Dalhousie in 2010.  I am originally from Halifax.  I like the independence I have here, to develop my research and teaching program.  The highlights of living in St. John’s are the music, and the East Coast Trail.

What brought me to MUN? What keeps me at MUN? 

Being a clinician scientist requires a lot of protected time for research and other concessions. I found that although most institutions said they wanted clinician scientists, they didn’t realize how much protected time was necessary, and what they really wanted were full-time clinicians who also somehow managed to invent substantial spare time to do research (or who never slept). At MUN, the Chair of Medicine (Dr. John Harnett), and Dean of Medicine (Dr. Ian Bowmer), were prepared to make the necessary arrangements so that I would have that shot of becoming the clinician scientist I wanted to be, and they kept their word. Moreover, they were both welcoming and friendly, unlike at most institutions where site interviews were conducted rather like poker games without either side revealing what they were really thinking or wanting. Even more important is that they wanted both my wife (Dr. Susan MacDonald) and me. It can be challenging for a physician couple to find academic positions in the same institution, but they needed and wanted both of us, and we both liked what we saw and were offered.

What brought me to MUN? What Keeps me at MUN?
I am a member of the second graduating class from memorial faculty of medicine and as such feel very loyal to this school. Like many I left to gain experience from different perspectives doing all my postgraduate training away. After practising respirology in London, Ontario for three years, family, ocean and close proximity to Europe drew me home.
Memorial has offered me a career filled with challenges and opportunities.  There is always something new to get involved in as medical education evolves into a more robust profession. Just as family and ocean brought me home, they have also kept me here

What brought me to MUN? What Keeps me at MUN?

St. John’s is home for my family and I. It is very fulfilling to contribute to the institution that provided me with my training and to work with colleagues I’ve known for years.

What brought me to MUN? What keeps me at MUN?

Upon completion of my training I was introduced to Irish physician working at MUN who had high praises for the university. I moved here in 2003 after being offered a position, with my wife and two sons. I found city and work place very cordial and welcoming. We settled quickly and enjoy local trails and community involvement. My wife enjoys working here as Family physician and our children are fully engaged with local community.

What brought me to MUN?  What keeps me at MUN?

I have always aspired to pursue a teaching and research career in Medicine. My appointment here at the Memorial University is definitely an exciting opportunity for me to get my career started.

What brought me to MUN? What keeps me at MUN?  
I enjoy the diversity of the job with clinical care, teaching and research.

What brought me to MUN? What Keeps Me At MUN?

I trained in Nephrology at Memorial University and was fortunate to join the group here after I completed my fellowship.  I enjoy the mix of clinical work, research, and teaching at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. 

What brought me to MUN? What keeps me at MUN?
I was born in Labrador, grew up in Newfoundland and after attending university in Nova Scotia, returned to St. John’s to begin my career. When I decided to begin graduate studies I found Memorial University’s, Faculty of Medicine offered me the environment and opportunities I needed to be successful. Memorial University genuinely strives to meet its mission: to serve the people of Newfoundland & Labrador. You can see that every day in how it supports its faculty and students.