Introducing the College’s newest deputy registrar—Derek Puddester

The College is very pleased to announce the appointment of Derek Puddester, MD, MEd, FRCPC, PCC to the position of deputy registrar, providing strategic leadership to the complaints and practice investigations department and the College library.

Derek joins the College from the department of psychiatry at the University of Ottawa where he was director, faculty wellness, special projects-innovation/evaluation for postgraduate medical education, and director, Joy in Work. Prior to joining the College, he served in several roles in physician health and wellness including associate medical director of the Ontario Medical Association’s Physician Health Program and director, physician health at the Canadian Medical Association. His clinical practice was based at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Canadian Armed Forces Health Services Program at Royal Military College. 

Derek obtained his medical degree from the Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1995. He completed a residency in psychiatry at McMaster University, and a fellowship in child/adolescent psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. He holds a Master of Education from the University of Ottawa, and graduate certificates in executive coaching from Royal Roads University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in health leadership at Royal Roads University.