Dr. Holowaty is a primary care physician from Havelock, Ontario. She brings a wealth of experience as a full-scope rural family physician delivering care within her community of approximately 3,000 people.
Dr. Holowaty has a diverse range of specialized clinical skills and is actively involved in life-long learning. Dr. Holowaty completed a PhD in Molecular Virology (2004), a Master’s Degree in Palliative Care (2020), she is a Diplomate of the Canadian Academy of Pain Management, and has her Certificate of Added Competence in Addiction Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).
She has dedicated much of her career to teaching and supervising learners interested in addiction medicine electives and presenting nationally in the areas of addiction medicine and pain management for family physicians. She has demonstrated her leadership skills having sat on the Board of the Ontario Medical Association, the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada, and is current co-chair of the Ontario College of Family Physicians Mentoring Implementation Group and current chair of the CFPC Addiction Medicine Member Interest Group.
The Nominating Committee values Dr. Holowaty’s diverse work experience in addiction medicine, her strength in leadership and communication, and her commitment to advocate for healthcare policies that support physician wellness and patient safety.
Central Hastings Family Health Team
College of Family Physicians of Canada
Chair, Addiction Medicine Member Interest Group
ECHO Ontario Liver
Advisory Board Member
Hastings and Prince Edward Medical Society
Mentoring, Education, and Clinical Tools for Addiction: Primary Care-Hospital Integration
Advisory Committee Member
Ontario College of Family Physicians
Co-Chair, Mentoring Implementation Group
Ontario Medical Association
Governance and Nominating Committee Member
Hastings Prince Edward Delegate for District 6
Rural Expert Panel Member
Society of Rural Physicians of Canada
Board Member – Ontario Representative