At the September 28, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting of the New Brunswick Medical Education Foundation, Dr. Donald Craig, now Past Chair, announced the appointment of a new chair, Dr. David R. Marr. One of Dr. Marr’s chief duties will be to oversee the management of The NB Medical Education Foundation which has gifted approximately $1.5 million since its inception in 2010 to medical education students studying medicine at an accredited medical school who agree to return to New Brunswick to practice medicine.
Dr. Marr is a well-known Cardiologist in Saint John who was instrumental in the establishment of the N.B. Heart Centre in 1991. As well as being a former Chief of Internal Medicine, he is currently the Medical Director for Horizon Health Network, Saint John Area. Dr. Marr has been a strong advocate for physician recruitment and retention as evidenced by his affiliation with the scholarship program since 2010. He recognizes the importance of having a strong physician base to draw from as our existing physicians show signs of retiring or relocating out of the Province.
The Directors of the NB Medical Education Foundation are pleased to welcome Dr. Marr to our organization as we continue to be the leading organization in New Brunswick committed to excellence in medical education, physician recruitment and retention.