Stanley Lubin, Clinical Professor Emeritus in the Department of Family Practice, has been named one of The College of Family Physicians of Canada’s (CFPC) Family Physicians of the Year. Dr. Lubin will receive a Reg L. Perkin Award in recognition of his commitment to family medicine.
After earning his medical degree at McGill University, Dr. Lubin moved to Vancouver, where he completed his internship at St. Paul’s Hospital. He completed extra training in anesthesia and obstetrics in the United Kingdom, and received his Masters of Public Health degree in epidemiology at the University of Hawaii.
Dr. Lubin received Certification in Family Medicine in 1981 and became a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 1991. In addition to his medical credentials, he holds a degree in economics and certificates in advanced cardiac life support, neonatal resuscitation, and advanced trauma life support.
Dr. Lubin began working as a general practitioner and anaesthetist in Sechelt, B.C. He served as Head of the Department of Family Practice at Shaughnessy Hospital in Vancouver and as Director of the Inpatient Family Practice teaching ward with the UBC Faculty of Medicine in 1987. In 1994, he served as Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program and continued in full-service family practice, including obstetrics and hospital care until his recent retirement.
In 1992 and 2012, Dr. Lubin was recognized as Teacher of the Year by the UBC Department of Family Practice. He received the Peter Grantham Award for Teaching Excellence from the UBC Department of Family Practice in 2005 and was adopted into the Haida First Nations Wolf Clan.
The CFPC has honoured family physician members who exemplify the guiding principles of family medicine with the Family Physician of the Year awards since 1972. In 1996, the award was named in honour of Dr. Reg L. Perkin, Executive Director of the CFPC from 1985 to 1996.
The 2012 Family Physicians of the Year – one from each province – are recognized for excellence in family medicine for providing exceptional care to their patients, sharing their knowledge and insights with their colleagues and physicians in training, and giving back to their communities.