Dr. Karen Forgie

As I look forward to my term as President of BC Family Doctors, I am thankful for the supportive, thoughtful, vocal and inspirational members of our organization.

You have challenged us with important questions and requests. Your voices are clearly asking for more from this organization. We have been asked to be more visible, more accountable, and more transparent. You are telling us to share more, question more, and stand up for more. I believe we are up to these challenges.

I am a long-time rural family doctor with 27 years of practice in BC. This has been supplemented through the years with intermittent work in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, northern Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Zealand and volunteer emergency medicine in St. Lucia, Caribbean.

Many years ago, I was an RN, midwife and outpost nurse working in rural and remote Newfoundland and Labrador for 9 years. This included two years in a regional nursing administrative position before attending medical school. These experiences provided an excellent foundation for my family doctor career and it solidified my interest in rural generalism.

I have been involved in my community as a Division board member, then Board Chair. I am currently the President of the Sechelt Medical Staff Association. I have always been involved with teaching at the medical student and resident level and currently hold a UBC appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor.

I look forward to serving you as President. We have the opportunity to shape your BC Family Doctors into what we want it to be, now and for our future. So, let’s do it.

Dr. Karen Forgie
BC Family Doctors


Past Presidents

Dr. Ramneek Dosanjh20182019
Dr. Wendy Amirault20172018
Dr. Ernie Chang 20162017
Dr. Ken Burns20152016
Dr. Lawrence Welsh20132015
Dr. Tracy Monk20122013
Dr. Peter Barnsdale20112012
Dr. Ralph Jones 20102011
Dr. Joanne Young20092010
Dr. Steven Goodchild20082009
Dr. Bryan Norton20072008
Dr. Bill Rife20062007
Dr. B. Jean Clarke20052006
Dr. Frank Healey20042005
Dr. Phil Asquith20032004
Dr. Catherine Clelland20022003
Dr. David Attwell20012002
Dr. David H. Geen20002001
Dr. W.J.R. (Bill) Cavers19992000
Dr. Carole Williams19981999
Dr. James Rhodes19971998
Dr. Heidi Oetter 19961997
Dr. A. Jack Burak19951996
Dr. Al Kallas19941995
Dr. Keith Phillips 19931994
Dr. Peter Boronowski19921993
Dr. Ken Kolotyluk19911992
Dr. Jack Albrecht19901991

Section of General Practice under BCMA prior to 1990

Dr. Brian Taylor   
Dr. Claude Morin