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Calgary Doctor Named Alberta’s Family Physician of the Year for 2021

Alberta College of Family Physicians Honours Excellence in Family Medicine

Edmonton, AB, November 19, 2021 – The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) is pleased to announce that Dr. Kerri Treherne of Calgary is Alberta’s Family Physician of the Year for 2021. Recipients of this prestigious award are chosen by their peers in recognition of their significant contributions to the health and well-being of their communities, dedicating themselves to the education of future generations of family doctors, and most importantly, for providing exceptional care to their patients.

“Dr. Treherne is the epitome of the family physician who is skilled in her clinical practice. Her patients’ testimonials attest to her clinical acumen. Beyond that, is her understanding of the social determinants of health and her ability to find supports and programs that address these issues,” says colleague and nominator, Dr. Cathy Scrimshaw. “She is an advocate for comprehensive care, which includes social supports, going to where patients are, and collaborating with existing community supports. If adequate supports do not exist, Kerri advocates to develop them. Kerri is a support to her patients, and their families in their health and well-being.”

Dr. Kerri Treherne is a family physician in Calgary who has been practising for over 25 years. Dr. Treherne is currently the Medical Director for both The Alex and Calgary’s Assisted Self Isolation facility and is a mentor within the ACFP’s Collaborative Mentorship Network for Chronic Pain and Addiction (CMN). She is also a member of The Calgary West Central PCN Board and a strong advocate for Medical Homes. Dr. Treherne’s biggest priority is working to ensure that work environments and staff feel safe and have the resilience needed to handle stressful situations. She also believes that while the last almost two years have been stressful for all, they have also been very rewarding. Dr. Treherne is looking forward to 2022 and hopes that the working groups created out of the COVID-19 pandemic continue but refocus on other issues such as the Opioid Crisis.

Along with Alberta’s Family Physician of the Year announcement, the ACFP is pleased to honour the following 2021 Award recipients:

ACFP Family Physician of the Year – Edmonton Zone
Dr. Shari Fallis, Edmonton

Recognition of Excellence
Dr. Aquaeno Ekanem, Edmonton
Dr. Divya Garg, Calgary
Dr. Ernst Greyvenstein, Calgary
Dr. Michael Spady, Calgary

ACFP Student Leadership – Rising Star Award
University of Alberta – Julia Saby
University of Calgary – Logan Haynes

Family Medicine Resident Leadership Award
University of Alberta – Dr. Shehzad Kassam
University of Calgary – Dr. Nasser Barakat

ACFP Outstanding New Professional Award
Dr. Christopher (Chris) Beavington, Calgary

ACFP Champion Award
Collaborative Mentorship Network for Chronic Pain and Addiction (CMN) Mentors

ACFP Long-term Service Award
Dr. Christina (Tina) Korownyk, Edmonton

The ACFP’s Awards and Recognition Committee reviews nominations on an annual basis and recognizes dedicated family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students. The Call for Nominations for 2022 is now open. Visit for more details.

About the Alberta College of Family Physicians
The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) is a member-based, not-for-profit organization representing more than 5,400 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students across Alberta. Established more than 65 years ago, the ACFP strives for excellence in family practice through advocacy, continuing medical education, and primary care research. The ACFP is a Chapter of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), a nationwide organization with more than 28,000 members. For more information on the ACFP, visit

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