Resident Profile

Residency Profile

Dr. Aimee Noel GIM PGY3

Dr Aimee Noel is a proud Acadian from Dieppe New-Brunswick. She completed her undergraduate training at the Université de Moncton and worked as a registered Respiratory Therapist at the Moncton Hospital and the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Hopital George L. Dumont before obtaining her medical degree from the Université de Sherbrooke.

Dr Noel has since joined the team of Internal Medicine residents at the Dalhousie University NB program in 2014. She is well known for her active participation in teaching initiatives and volunteer work for various committees to help promote resident wellbeing and further the development of our excellent training program. Aimee currently serves as the Internal Medicine Chief Resident for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Dr. Noel has been accepted for subspecialty training at Queen's University Cardiology program in Kingston Ontario. After completion of her studies, she aims to return to the New Brunswick Heart Center and work alongside her mentors and hopefully inspire future learners to pursue a rewarding career in Internal Medicine.

Resident Profile

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Dr. Aaron Leblanc GIM PGY3

Dr. Aaron LeBlanc began his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at the Saint John Regional Hospital in 2013. He is originally from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

His background includes completing a Health Sciences degree from the Université de Moncton. Following this, he went on to complete his MD at the Université de Sherbrooke before returning to the Maritimes for his postgraduate training. He has been a member of the Residency Program Committee since 2013, and serves as the Internal Medicine Associate Chief Resident for the 2015-2016 academic year.

 Aaron has a strong interest in medical education. In 2014, he enrolled in the Master of Curriculum Studies for Health Interprofessionals at Acadia University. Aaron has been involved in several medical education projects during his residency training, including the development of a community based continuity clinic pilot project for Internal Medicine residents and the use of improvisational theatre techniques to teach communication skills and professionalism to undergraduate medical students.  He was recently awarded the 2016 lype/Wilfred resident award from the New Brunswick Medical Society, and has been invited to speak at the 2016 New Brunswick Medical Education Forum on the use of improvisational theatre in medical education.

He has clinical interests in Respirology, and he will be pursuing further training in Respirology at the University of Ottawa beginning in July of 2016. Following his training, Aaron hopes to return and establish a practice in the Maritimes. 

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Dr. Coleman Black GIM PGY3

Dr. Coleman Black is a native of Quispamsis. He completed his BScH in Biochemistry with research in genetics at Memorial University in Newfoundland. Following this, he completed his MD with Dalhousie in 2012 and continued his residency training at Dalhousie in Internal Medicine, based at the Saint John Regional Hospital. He serves as the Internal Medicine Associate Chief Resident for the Saint John site for 2014-2015.

His clinical and research interests include respirology and medical education. He has been involved with the ongoing development of the Saint John Internal Medicine resident teaching curriculum and modernizing the overnight call coverage.

Dr. Black will be pursuing further training in Respirology and Intensive Care and hopes to return to the east coast.

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Dr. Stephen Robinson GIM PGY3 (2013-14)

Dr Stephen Robinson is a native of Sussex. He completed his BScH in Biology at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. Following this, he completed his MD with Dalhousie in 2011 and continued his residency training at Dalhousie in Internal Medicine, based primarily at the Saint John Regional Hospital.

His clinical and research interests include antimicrobial stewardship and diabetic foot infections. He is also interested in medical education and has been involved with development of the Saint John Internal Medicine resident teaching curriculum, helping to introduce SIM training and Morning Teaching Rounds to the program.

Dr. Robinson has been accepted for specialty training in Infectious Diseases at the University of Calgary. He intends to return to Saint John after completion of his specialty training in order to continue the excellent working relationship he has established with the infectious diseases consultants in Saint John and Moncton.

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Dr. Brent McGrath GIM PGY3 (2012-13)

Dr. Brent McGrath is a native of Saint John. He completed his BSc locally at the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Following this, he completed his MSc at McGill University and a PhD at the University of Alberta.

Following graduate school, he went on to study medicine at Dalhousie University. Concurrent with his medical studies, he completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Anatomy and Neurobiology. He finished his MD in 2010 and continued his residency training at Dalhousie in Internal Medicine, based primarily at the Saint John Regional Hospital.

His scholarly pursuits include publishing over 25 peer-reviewed manuscripts, with over 20 national and international conference presentations. He also has a strong interest in teaching, and has taught part-time at three Canadian Universities. He has won several regional and national awards, including both CIHR and Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research doctoral studentships. He was recently awarded the 2013 Iype/Wifred resident award from the New Brunswick Medical Society and in 2011 a bursary from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy.

He has clinical interests in cardiology and critical care. He has a strong interest in academic medicine and plans to make teaching and research a part of his medical career. He will commencing his cardiology fellowship at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute at the University of Alberta in July 2013.

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Dr. Dr. John Paul Harmon GIM PGY3 (2011-12)

Dr. John Paul (JP) Harmon started his postgraduate medical education in 2009 by joining our Saint John based Dalhousie Internal Medicine Residency Training Program.

His background includes obtaining his MD at Dalhousie University in 2009. Before that, he completed a BSc at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. As well, John Paul has a varied experience with research and publications.

John Paul is a seasoned professional with patients, other residents and staff. He has been an active participant in committees including the Department of Medicine Residency Training Committee (RTC) while at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Was the PGY3 Chief Resident for 2011-12. Currently Dr. Harmon is in Ottawa where he is continuing his subspecializing training in Nephrology.

John Paul is actively involved as a board member on various national and provincial associations such as:

  • Canadian Association of Internes & Residents (also Chair for Advocacy & Policy Committee and a member of the Governance & Nominating Committee: 2010-2012)
  • Provincial Association of Residents in the Maritime Provinces (2009-12)
  • Canadian Association of Internal Medicine Program Directors (Resident Representative: 2011-12)
  • - Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (Education Committee Member: 2010-11)
  • Dalhousie medicine of NB: Clerkship Curriculum Committee (Student Representative: 2008-11)
  • Dalhousie Medical Students Society (Student Representative: 2006-2008)
  • New Brunswick Medical Society (Student Observer, Board of Directors: 2006- 2007)

After completing his core Internal Medicine training in Saint John, John Paul plans to continue his training in Nephrology in July 2012.

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Residency Profile

Dr. Joe Rigley GIM PGY3 (2010-11)

Dr. Joe Rigley started his postgraduate education in 2008 by joining our Saint John based Dalhousie Internal Medicine Residency Training Program.

His background included being a Paramedic prior obtaining his MD at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has also received many awards including the Dalhousie Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2010 and most recently the Iype-Wilfred Award for achievement during residency.

Joe is known for his bedside manner and as a constant professional with other residents and staff. He has been an active participant in various committees including the Department of Medicine Residency Training Committee (RTC) while at the Saint John RegionalHospital. He was the site Chief Resident during his PGY3 year.

Joe will continue his training in Saint John by completing a fellowship in General Internal Medicine. During this time he plans to complete further training in Rheumatology, Respirology, Bronchoscopy, and Echocardiography. Following this, he plans to return to his hometown of Miramichi and to practice as a General Internist starting July 2011.