Dr. Emmanuel Ajuwon, CCFP

Dr. Emmanuel Ajuwon is the Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians’ Family Physician of the Year for 2023.

Dr. Ajuwon cares for his patients in New Waterford, Cape Breton. He meticulously plans to keep a check on the health of his patients and knows each one of them and their stories.

The way he connects and puts his patients at ease allows them to open-up about their most vulnerable feelings. He pours his heart out, often going above and beyond to ensure every task is done.

As one of his former residents, Dr. Gul Afshan Subhani puts it, “Dr. Ajuwon inspires me to be a better doctor!”



Kaleidoscope by Sue Rioux Designs

About the FPoY Award:

Each year at the Awards Banquet & Celebration of Family Medicine, Nova Scotia’s Family Physician of the Year is presented with a kaleidoscope.

The kaleidoscope is a visual representation of the dynamic specialty of family medicine. Like a kaleidoscope, family medicine offers an unpredictable allure that is constantly flowing and transforming.



Nova Scotia’s Family Physician of the Year

Nova Scotia’s Family Physician of the Year award recognizes outstanding NSCFP family physician members who exemplify what it means to be a family doctor: exceptional care to patients and contributing to the health and well-being of the community.
A family physician may be nominated by their peers for:
  • Providing exceptional care to their patients
  • Making meaningful contributions to the health and well-being of their communities
  • Dedicating themselves as researchers and educators of future generations of family doctors
Exemplifying the four principles of family medicine, they must:
  • Be skilled clinicians
  • Be community based
  • Act as a resource to a practice population
  • Recognize the central importance of the doctor-patient relationship
All CFPC members are invited to submit nominations for Canada’s Family Physicians of the Year. Health care colleagues, community leaders, and patients are encouraged to submit letters of support for this nomination.