Dr. Robert Greidanus, Medical Missionary and Family Physician
Life after King's
I came to King's in 1987, probably because most of the people I knew came to King's. This school very quickly gave me an incredible foundation to pursue God's calling on my life and now, years later, is the place my wife and I have sent 4 of our 7 children to post-secondary.
"King's set the foundation for me to pursue a career in medicine, and fostered my walk in my career rooted in the call of Micah 6:8 - to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God."
Following my time at King's, I attended medical school at the University of Alberta, during which I took a two month elective in the Dominican Republic. This experience sparked a passion and desire in me to work in medical missions and family medicine.
The greatest adventure I have taken personally, and with my family, was when we made the decision to move to Africa to serve as medical missionaries with Africa Inland Mission. With some time spent in Kenya, the majority of our time was spent in Namibia where I worked in state hospitals providing care for culturally marginalized and overlooked members of society - including women and children.
I currently continue to work as a family physician in Peace River. I serve the community there, as well as the surrounding First Nations peoples. I also serve as a clinical lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine in the University of Alberta's Faculty of medicine.
King's set the foundation for me to pursue a career in medicine, and fostered my walk in my career rooted in the call of Micah 6:8 - to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God.
Dr. Robert Greidanus was the 2019 recipient of The King's University Distinguished Alumni award.