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Dr. Mark Douglas Messenger

Clinical Department Head

Department of Pediatrics

Fredericton Area

MD, FRCPC, FAAP

Dr. Mark Messenger obtained his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont. and completed his residency training at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Pediatrics) and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Messenger practiced in Statesville, North Carolina, before returning to New Brunswick in 1999 to practice general and consulting pediatrics, as well as hospital pediatrics and neonatology in Fredericton. Highly active in teaching and advocacy, Dr. Messenger is involved in and holds leadership positions in multiple medical organizations and committees within the Atlantic provinces and across Canada. 

A proud New Brunswick native from Moncton, Mark is married with three children.

  • Doctorate of Medicine – University of Western Ontario, 1993
  • Pediatric Residency – Dalhousie University, 1997
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Pediatrics), 1997
  • Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University
  • Board Member, Atlantic Pediatric Society
  • Chair, Continuing Professional Development Committee, Canadian Pediatric Society
  • Section Representative, Pediatrics, New Brunswick Medical Society
  • Examiner (Pediatrics), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

  • Acute care pediatrics
  • Complex care/neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Medical assessment of child maltreatment
  • Curriculum development