A reasoned voice on moral issues in medicine and culture and the integration of faith and science.

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ABOUT

 Dr. John Patrick lectures throughout the world helping audiences, regardless of their beliefs, to understand the pivotal role played in all societies by faith and religion. He works with the Christian Medical and Dental Society in Canada and the Christian Medical and Dental Association in the United States.

John’s Story

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  • Retired from the University of Ottawa in 2002. 
  • Served as Associate Professor in Clinical Nutrition in the Department of Biochemistry and Paediatrics for 20 years.
  • Has done extensive research into the treatment of childhood nutritional deficiency and related diseases holding appointments in Britain, the West Indies and Canada.
  • Worked in Central Africa assisting in the development of training programmes dealing with childhood protein-energy malnutrition.
  • Trained at King's College, London, UK and St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK
  • Retired from the University of Ottawa in 2002. 
  • Served as Associate Professor in Clinical Nutrition in the Department of Biochemistry and Paediatrics for 20 years.
  • Has done extensive research into the treatment of childhood nutritional deficiency and related diseases holding appointments in Britain, the West Indies and Canada.
  • Worked in Central Africa assisting in the development of training programmes dealing with childhood protein-energy malnutrition.
  • Trained at King's College, London, UK and St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK

Speaking engagements

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Dr. Patrick is available for speaking engagements. He speaks frequently to both Christian and secular groups on a range of topics.

Please take a look at his calendar to see if he is already booked for the time you would like him to speak. 

  • The Necessity of Belief

  • Medical Ethics

  • The Big Questions

  • Wisdom, Knowledge and Information

Affiliated organizations

Augustine College

Dr. Patrick is president of Augustine College, a liberal arts college teaching the History of Ideas, where he teaches the History of Science, Medicine and Faith. In June each year he leads a Summer Conference on The Roots of Modern Medicine with other professors from Augustine College. Medical professionals, students, residents and other professionals who often comment on their need to supplement their education in the liberal arts are welcome.

Registry of Hippocratic Physicians

John and Sally Patrick run the Registry of Hippocratic Physicians, the objective of which is to provide a link with practitioners who practice or are preparing to practice Hippocratic medicine, bringing together practitioners who have an ethical consensus.