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Ken Burgess
Co-lead of and a mindfulness teacher in the McMaster University, Faculty of Health Science Program

Ken Burgess graduated from McMaster University Medical School and has worked and had formal training, certification and practice in emergency medicine, occupational health, and family medicine. He was a founding board member of the Hamilton Family Health Team, and AFHTO the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario. He has recently semi-retired from a family health clinic, a team of physicians, nurses, mental health counsellors, a physician assistant, registered dietician, pharmacist, and psychiatrist who, along with the supports and staff of the Hamilton Family Health Team and other community support care for for the health of about six thousand patients in East Central Hamilton.  He was a final year medical student and community based residency training supervisor and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. He has been involved with mindfulness for about 20 years of personal practice and has attended numerous courses and retreats and introduced mindfulness to his family practice patients and workplace.  He is currently the co-lead of and a mindfulness teacher in the McMaster University, Faculty of Health Science Program for Faculty Development’s Discovering Resilience through Applied Mindfulness stream which runs a variety of mindfulness courses for healthcare providers and staff. As well he is an active founding member and leader of Mindfulness Hamilton.

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