Dr. Derek Puddester, BA BMedSc MD MEd FRCPC
Dr. Derek Puddester is an Associate Professor at uOttawa’s Faculty of Medicine where he also is the Director of the Faculty Wellness Program. The program provides support, advocacy, research, and educational services to medical students, residents, and practicing physicians. Dr. Puddester is also a Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario where he co-leads the Behavioural Neurosciences and Consultation-Liaison Team. He completed his undergraduate training at Memorial University of Newfoundland, residency at McMaster, and fellowship at uOttawa. In 2008, he completed an MEd in Teaching/Learning at uOttawa with his research focused on physician health education. Dr. Puddester has developed several national and international curricular resources on physician health including www.ephysicianhealth.ca, eworkplacehealth.ca, the Royal College of Physician and Surgeon’s Physician Health Guide, and the Canadian Medical Association’s undergraduate curriculum in physician health.