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NOSM appoints obstetrics program director

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Jan 23, 2013 - 2:19 PM |
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) has appointed Dr. Frank Potestio as the new Regional Program Director of the school’s Obstetrics Gynecology Northern Stream Residency Program.

Based in Thunder Bay, Potestio has operated a consultant obstetrics and gynecology practice since 1998 and has also worked as an attending physician at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC).

With a medical degree from the University of Toronto, Potestio completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University and Western University.

Since 2007, Potestio has worked as an assistant professor in Women’s Health at NOSM and he has taken an active role on the Clinical Practice Gynecology Committee for the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada. Potestio is also the Medical Lead for the Lakehead Obstetrics Gynecology Local Education Group.

“Dr. Frank Potestio is no stranger to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Academic environment at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and he is very well suited to building on the successes of the program to date,” said Dr. William McCready, acting dean of NOSM and associate dean of Faculty Affairs.

“On behalf of NOSM, I would like to congratulate Dr. Potestio on his new appointment.”

NOSM extended its sincere appreciation to Dr. Stephen Fairley, the departing program director for the Obstetrics Gynecology Northern Stream Residency Program, for his tireless efforts and dedication to the program.

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Northern Stream residency program is a Royal College Specialty Training Program that is accredited through the University of Ottawa, and is delivered by NOSM.

For more information about NOSM’s postgraduate medical education programs, visit

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