About the Society
The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) is the national voice of Canadian rural physicians. Founded in 1992, the SRPC’s mission is to provide leadership for rural physicians and to promote sustainable conditions and equitable health care for rural communities.
On behalf of its members and the Canadian public, SRPC performs a wide variety of functions, such as developing and advocating health delivery mechanisms, supporting rural doctors and communities in crisis, promoting and delivering continuing rural medical education, encouraging and facilitating research into rural health issues, and fostering communication among rural physicians and other groups with an interest in rural health care.
The SRPC is a voluntary professional organization with over 3,000 members representing rural physicians in Canada's 5 regional divisions spanning the country.
2018 - 2019 Executive
PresidentDr. Margaret Tromp MD CCFP FCFP FRRMS
Margaret Tromp is a family physician in Picton where she has a full spectrum practice. She is a member of the Prince Edward Family Health Team and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Queen’s University. Margaret spent her early career working in remote areas, including Ethiopia, Labrador, northern Ontario and Saskatchewan.Margaret is married to rural physician, David Beach, and has two children. She enjoys cycling and cross country skiing.
Dr. Tom Smith Windsor BSC MD CCFP FCFP FRRMS
Has provided medical services to the First Nations Community of Montreal Lake since 1991. In 1999, he began serving as a civil aviation medical examiner with Transport Canada and a medical examiner with Immigration Canada. Dr Smith-Windsor has now retired after 26 years of practice at the Associate Medical Clinic in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, but continues to provide service once weekly at a nearby First Nation. He is also currently working as Associate Dean, Distributed Medical Education, U of S.
Dr. Gabe Woollam
Dr. Stefan Grzybowski
Member-at-LargeDr. Merrilee Brown
Port Perry, ON
Merrilee Brown is a Family Physician who has worked in Port Perry for over 20 years. She continues to deliver babies, do consult palliative care, do walk-in clinic and ER shifts, OR assist, as well as office & retirement home. She is a self described teaching mercenary who has appointments at UofT, Queens and NOSM. She is on the OCFP Rural Expert Panel for the Rural Mentorship Integration Network and the CAEP Rural Section. She is happily married with two teenagers and a goofy Golden Doodle. She plays a mean French Horn, sings in a chamber choir and loves to ski, hike and cook for large numbers of people.
Regional Representatives to Council