CAR welcomes Dr. Michael Barry as president
April 17, 2019
OTTAWA – The Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) has announced Dr. Michael Barry (pictured) as its new President. After serving on the CAR Board as Secretary Treasurer for four years, he is well positioned to take on the leadership as President of the 82-year old association.
Dr. Barry is an Assistant Professor in Radiology at Dalhousie University and has served on numerous political action committees both locally and nationally, along with being President of the Saint John Chamber of Commerce and Vice Chair of the Economic Development Agency for Southern New Brunswick.
He serves on the Board of Canadian Health Solutions, an Atlantic Canadian Private Health initiative focused on research, occupational medicine and medical best practice.
Dr. Barry is the former Chief of Radiology at the Saint John Regional Hospital. He is also the founding President of Atlantic Diagnostic Medical Services and was the Co-Chair and founding committee member of DalNB, the undergraduate medical school in Saint John.
Mike has a long history of working through challenges of being a front-line radiologist. Not satisfied with the status quo, he has long been an advocate for better patient care as well as a sustainable work environment. A fifth-generation son of the Maritimes, he brings his grounded leadership to the national stage. He looks forward to connecting with the Canadian radiology community from coast-to-coast-to-coast and amplifying their voices.
Dr. Barry has been married to his wife Susan for 37 years and is the proud father of four children and one grandchild.
During his two-year term, Dr. Barry will have a strong focus on advocating for the best interests of patients, reducing national wait times for medical imaging and encouraging greater public investments in capital equipment for imaging. Now more than ever, there needs to be a better understanding of the value of diagnostic imaging for the future of healthcare in Canada.