Leslie Rourke, MD, CCFP, MClinSc(FM), FCFP, FRRMS is Professor Emerita of Family Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland Canada. Prior to joining Memorial’s Faculty of Medicine and family medical practice in St. John's in 2005, she practiced rural family medicine in Goderich Ontario for 25 years with her husband/office partner, James Rourke, and was a medical faculty teacher with Western University (London Ontario). She was an inaugural member of the Joint Action Committee on Child and Adolescent Health of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Canadian Paediatric Society. Dr. Rourke’s accolades include Fellowship in the College of Family Physicians of Canada, a Rural Service Award and Fellowship in Rural and Remote Medicine by the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada, the 2002 Martin Bass Recognition Award (Western), the 2006 Dr. Wallace J. Ingram Award for New Faculty (Memorial), and the 2015 Primary Healthcare Research Award (Memorial), and Honorary Membership in the Canadian Paediatric Society in 2017. Dr. Rourke retired in 2016, but continues to devote her time to her academic passion of knowledge translation for preventive health care of young children through the Rourke Baby Record.
Denis Leduc, MD, CCFP, FRCP(C), FAAP is a community-based paediatrician in Montréal, Québec, an Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the McGill University Health Centre and Clinical Director of the newborn nursery of the Montreal Children’s Hospital. After obtaining his medical degree from the University of Alberta (Edmonton), he came to McGill as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and obtained his Fellowship in Paediatrics and Certification in Family Medicine (1979). He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Paediatrics (1982) and has been awarded Honorary Membership with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (2004). He is a Past-President and Life Member of the Canadian Paediatric Society and is the 2011 recipient of their Distinguished Community Paediatrician Award. His research interests include neonatal outcomes and their determinants and the standards of paediatric care in community settings. Dr Leduc has collaborated as a co-author of the Rourke Baby Record since 1998.
James Rourke, MD, CCFP(EM), MClinSc(FM), FCFP, FRRMS, LLD is Professor of Family Medicine and served as Dean of Medicine 2004-2106 at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He previously was a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and the Assistant Dean of Rural Regional Medicine at The University of Western Ontario. He was an active rural family physician including obstetrics and emergency work in Goderich, Ontario for 25 years with his wife/office partner, Leslie Rourke. Dr. Rourke is a recognized leader in rural medicine at provincial, national, and international levels, and has received many honours and awards, including the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Council Award (2004) "to honour outstanding Ontario physicians who have demonstrated excellence and come closest to meeting society’s vision of an ideal physician". http://www.med.mun.ca/getdoc/4dc01c1a-ac50-441a-b135-f24dd7dfe91d/Rourke_J.aspx
The Rourkes have also received practical training in well baby and child issues over the years by their three children, Patrick, Ryan, and Shannon - with a recent refresher course from their grandchildren, Sorsha and Declan.
Paediatric Clinical Epidemiologist: Patricia Li, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FAAP is a general pediatrician and clinician-scientist funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Award in Community-Based Primary Health Care. She obtained her MD at McMaster University, Pediatric Residency at McGill University, and Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship at the University of Toronto and Hospital for Sick Children. She is currently based at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and McGill University Health Centre Research Institute. Her clinical and research interests include improving the health and well-being of children, especially those who are vulnerable. She has CIHR- and FRQS-funded studies examining the organization and delivery of health services to children, including primary care and care for common childhood illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, and those related to poor nutrition (e.g. obesity). Her studies aim at working with knowledge users (such as decision makers and administrators of healthcare, as well as practicing clinicians) to influence healthcare policy and the delivery of healthcare to children. Publications on PubMed