On Tuesday, February 21 our speaker was the Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club's own Hugh Boyd who gave his classification talk.
Hugh’s mother was a nurse and his father a rural planner and was a Rotarian for a short time. He is the Medical Director at St. Joseph’s Villa.Growing up Hugh played most sports but his real love was music. In particular, he loved to play the fiddle.
He once played at the Canadian Open Fiddle Championship in Shelburne and even had a gig playing the fiddle between plays at the Sarnia Sting games. I note that Hugh placed third in the 19-49 division at the Southwestern Ontario Fiddle and Stepdance Contest in 2004 (I think that Hugh was closer to the 19 part). All kidding aside, Hugh is a really good fiddle player. Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx__5fCm054.
Hugh attended McMaster in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program and then medical school at the University of Toronto. He initially wanted to be an orthopaedic surgeon but really wanted more interaction with patients so he chose family medicine. He specialized in Care of the Elderly (CoE). His “lightbulb moment” occurred when he was able to diagnose a rare ailment in a patient the old-fashion way – by talking to him. It’s rare to find a young doctor who is so dedicated to the care of the most senior members of our society. We are very lucky to have Dr. Hugh Boyd as a member of our club