Canadian Medical Association

Ottawa; Dalhousie University, 1957; pediatrics; past president, Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS). Died Feb. 18, 2020, aged 91. Survived by his wife Nicole, 4 children and 4 grandchildren. “After leaving medical school, he spent the next few years practising family medicine in Oromocto, NB, and then began a pediatric residency at the University of Michigan in 1962. After finishing his residency he entered private practice in Fredericton, where he provided both primary care and consultation services in pediatrics. From 1980 to 1985, he was a consultant pediatrician at Tawan Hospital in the United Arab Emirates, and after returning to Canada he was appointed coordinator of pediatric services at the Laurentian Hospital in Sudbury, Ont., where he also practised as a consultant pediatrician and served as chief of medical staff from 1986-98. While in Sudbury, he was involved with the development of the Northern Ontario Family Medicine Program. In 1999, Dr. Bergh relocated to Ottawa in a practice devoted to children with learning disabilities, specifically ADHD. In 2003 he wrote a book for parents to explain ADHD, and also received the Silver Jubilee Medal from the Queen for 50 years of medical practice. Besides serving as president of the CPS, he had chaired its practice, education and CME committees, and served as editor of the CPS News Bulletin from 1985-90. He retired in 2016 after almost 60 years of practising medicine.”

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