Dr. Patricia Bryden Executive Clinical/Academic Department Head, Co-Leader of Surgical and Intensive Care Reporting to the Vice President of Medical, Academic and Research Affairs, Dr. Bryden graduated from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) with a Bachelor of Science and received her Doctorate in Medicine at the University of Ottawa in 1986 before completing a rotating internship at Dalhousie University in 1987. Dr. Bryden did her general surgery residency at the University of Toronto, finishing in 1991 and completed a Masters in Adult Education for Health Care Providers through UNB, in conjunction with Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick in 2017. Dr. Bryden is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Surgery at Dalhousie and Memorial universities. Dr. Bryden recently retired from her general surgery practice after over 30 years. During that time, Dr. Bryden was a member of the Adult Critical Care service, covering the Intensive Care Unit until early 2019 at Horizon’s Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital. She was the local Chief of Staff for the Fredericton area from August 2014 until December 2021. She continues to be an active member of the Fredericton medical staff in the Department of General Surgery.