Canadian Medical Association

Dr. Saunders is a full-service rural family physician who has been active in Sooke, British Columbia, for over 25 years. He graduated from the University of London (St. Thomas’ Hospital) and holds postgraduate qualifications in obstetrics and pediatrics.

Dr. Saunders is a past chair of the Doctors of BC board of directors, Governance and Nominations Committee and Central Coordinating Committee. He is currently chair of the board of directors of the South Island Division of Family Practice, and joint chair of the Collaborative Services Committee. Dr. Saunders sat on CMA’s Resolutions Committee for six years and the Committee on Ethics for six years (the last four as chair).

He has worked as a junior lecturer in pediatrics at the University of London and is currently a clinical instructor in family practice at the University of British Columbia. He also worked for a year as the medical director for BBC Television in London. His interests include family practice renewal, vaccine hesitancy, the development of rural palliative care teams and medical professionalism.