Sharon Burey is a pediatrician and recognized leader for the health and well-being of children in Ontario, who has dedicated her career to equality, and to justice for those living in poverty, visible minorities, and other marginalized communities.
Dr. Burey emigrated from Jamaica in 1976 and has practised as a behavioural pediatrician in Ontario for over 30 years. She has been an adjunct professor of pediatrics at Western University since 2009.
As a health advocacy and policy leader, Dr. Burey has founded Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness Windsor. She serves as a member of the Pediatricians of Ontario Executive Council and the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) Health Policy Committee. Dr. Burey was also a pediatrics delegate to the OMA Council and member of the OMA Women Committee.
Dr. Burey was the first woman of colour to hold the position of president of the Pediatricians Alliance of Ontario, which also serves as the Ontario Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Burey’s work as a health advocate has been recognized with numerous honours and awards, including the Ontario Chapter Excellence Award and the Special Achievement Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Excellence in Health Care Award from the North American Black Historical Museum and Cultural Centre. As Co-Chairperson of the Medical Issues Committee, Dr. Burey was also recognized for her outstanding service to the Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse in Windsor-Essex County. Most recently, Dr. Burey received the Section Service Award in recognition of her significant service to the OMA and medical profession.
Dr. Burey attended Western University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She completed her medical degree and specialty training in pediatrics at Dalhousie University and she recently graduated with a Mini-MBA in Physician Business Leadership at York University.