Dr Adrian Edgar is a vigilant family physician with more than 12 years of experience in LGBT health. He was recognized in 2015 with the College of Family Physicians of Canada "Early Career Development Award" for dedication to LGBT primary care.
In 2014, Edgar co-founded the New Brunswick Transgender Health Network. Now in his fifth year as the medical director of province-wide gender and sexual health centre known as "CLINIC 554”, he facilitates a multi-member interdisciplinary care team serving more than 2400 patients.
He is an advisor to provincial health departments in New Brunswick (NB), PEI, and Saskatchewan, and serves as president of the Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health (CPATH).
Dr. Edgar helped to author and implement the process model for the first gender confirming surgery program in NB. He has reviewed and informed transgender guidelines for Prostate Cancer Canada, Sherbourne Health Centre in Toronto, Trans Care BC, and Atlantic Canada abortion services.
In addition to teaching and supervising medical learners as clinical assistant professor of family medicine at Memorial and Dalhousie universities, he created and delivered a healthcare provider e-learning module in transgender care for New Brunswick. Currently, Edgar is co-investigator for a CIHR-funded research project valued at more than $11 million which is titled TransPulse Canada.
Dr. Edgar was honoured as one of NB’s Pride Heroes for LGBT community leadership in 2018.