His name is Dr. Hamid Tabassi, and is one of six graduates recruited by Northern Health – four of whom are going to practice in Fort St. John and another in the northwest.

“We are excited about his recruitment to the community and the success we have seen recently in the recruitment of physicians to Northern Health as a whole as well as to Dawson Creek specifically,” writes Northern Health’s Medical Director for the Northeast Dr. Becky Temple. “We look forward to continued success in recruitment [and] we are looking forward to working with Dr Tabassi.”

Dr. Tabassi will officially start practicing in Dawson Creek September 2015 after completing his residency at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.

“I am a family doctor trained abroad, who successfully going to finish his two years residency at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver by the end of July 2015,” writes Dr. Tabassi. “I have 14 years of medical experience before starting my residency in Canada.”

Dr. Tabassi adds, “I am honoured and proud to be part of the Dawson Creek community in the next few months.”

The St. Paul’s Hospital program graduates 12 residents in family medicine each year, and has been providing residency training since 2006.