Dr. Joshua Greggain Appointed as DFP Postgrad Program Director

Dr. Joshua Greggain

The Department is pleased to announce Dr. Josh Greggain as the new director of the Family Practice Residency Program. This appointment comes following the tenure of Dr. Mark MacKenzie. Dr. Greggain will officially start on January 1, 2024, with a transition period beginning in December.

Over the last 20 years, Dr. Greggain has been a family physician caring for rural, Indigenous and under-served populations. He is privileged to have spent most of his career in Hope and the Fraser Canyon, the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Stó:lō, Yale and the  Nlakaʼpamux Nations. In recent years, he has provided rural locums across the province and worked urgent care in Victoria, while serving as 2023 president for the Doctors of BC. 

Dr. Greggain graduated medical school from University of Calgary, after an undergraduate degree at SFU, and completed his UBC family practice residency in Chilliwack in 2005.

He is incredibly enthusiastic about family practice and personally understands the critical relationship between physicians as healers and guides, in order to walk alongside their patients, through health, wellness, birth, disease and death. While at Doctors of BC, he was been a strong advocate for family medicine and is one of the physicians who helped to build the LFP model of care. 

Dr. Greggain is resolved to build on the success of the DFP Postgraduate Program. He aspires to assure a bright future for its residents, and subsequently family medicine in BC, across Canada, and the impact of its graduates in the world. 

On behalf of the Department, please join us in welcoming Dr. Greggain. He brings a clear commitment to family physicians and the people we serve, and is equipped and keen to work with our faculty, staff and learners across the province as our program expands to provide longitudinal, full-scope practice within our diverse communities.