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At the heart of MSPEI is a strong physician volunteer-based Board that oversees the work of MSPEI.

2019-20 President & Board of Directors


Dr. David Bannon

David J. Bannon, Jr., MD, FACS

Dr. David Bannon has been a general surgeon on Prince Edward Island for the past 16 years. Based at Prince County Hospital, he has enjoyed a rich practice gaining insight and experience into the unique challenges of delivering care in our complex health-care system.

In 2019, Dr. Bannon returned to the role as President of the Medical Society after previously leading the organization through a significant transformation from 2012 to 2015. Since then he has remained actively involved with MSPEI and the health-care system in multiple capacities. With long-standing leadership experience, Dr. Bannon is continuously seeking ways to grow his leadership skills.  Most recently, in November 2018, he earned his Master’s Certificate in Physician Leadership from York University’s, Schulich School of Business.

During his year as President, Dr. Bannon priorities are to work with his colleagues and government to help advance health-care system issues such as physician recruitment challenges and the lack of innovation in the health-care sector.  He is also interested in helping to create new platforms to ensure the younger physician voice is heard.

Born in Santa Monica, California, Dr. Bannon received his medical degree at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois and his residency in general surgery at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California.

Dr. Bannon and his wife Colleen live in Kensington, PEI and have three grown children.


Dr. Kris Saunders – Chair
Dr. David Bannon, President
Dr. Scott Cameron – Treasurer
Dr. Trina Stewart – President-Elect
Dr. Kiley O’Neill
Dr. Jan Rogerson
Dr. Mitchell Stewart
Dr. Krista Cassell
Dr. Gil Grimes
Dr. Larry Pan, ex-officio (CMA Representative)
Dr. Linda Hernandez, ex-officio (Resident Representative)
Ms. Lea Bryden, ex-officio (CEO)