Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Welcomes New Surgeon

CHATHAM-KENT: September 20, 2018 – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is pleased to welcome a new Surgeon, Dr. Peter Sytnik, to the organization. Officially joining CKHA as a General Surgeon on September 18, Dr. Sytnik is now accepting physician referrals.  

“Dr. Sytnik is an excellent addition to CKHA’s roster of surgeons and will assist CKHA to meet the needs of our patients and our community,” says Dr. Pervez Faruqi, Chief of Staff, CKHA. “Welcoming another surgeon to our team will help CKHA to improve wait times and reduce the need for patients to travel outside of Chatham-Kent for surgery. As an organization committed to Patient and Family Centred Care, it’s important for us to meet the needs of our community in this way.” 

A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dr. Peter Sytnik completed his post-secondary and medical training at the University of Manitoba. He earned a Bachelor of Science Honours Microbiology before completing a Doctor of Medicine and a General Surgery Residency. During his Residency, Dr. Sytnik was nominated for the Med III Awards for Resident Mentorship and Professionalism, taught the Surgical Skills Session for first year residents and presented a number of professional posters and presentations at conferences throughout Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. Most recently, Dr. Sytnik completed locums in Ontario and the Yukon Territory.

“CKHA was an easy choice as it offers a welcoming community with great resources for both career development and recreation. I love nature, so the proximity to local lakes is appealing and there are many opportunities for outdoor activities in Chatham-Kent. I look forward to being a part of the CKHA team, building a practice in Chatham-Kent and settling into the community,” says Dr. Sytnik. “Being from Manitoba, I am also really looking forward to Chatham-Kent’s climate!”

Dr. Sytnik is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and a licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada as well as the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He is currently working to establish a practice in Chatham-Kent and is now accepting physician referrals.  

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About CKHA 

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is a 200+ bed community hospital, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and technologies.  Formed in 1998, CKHA is committed to core service excellence, top-flight operational performance and to becoming a facility of choice in Southwestern Ontario.  With sites in Chatham and Wallaceburg, CKHA is comprised of approximately 1,360 compassionate staff, 178 physicians and 300 volunteers who serve the medical needs of 102,000 residents in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.  CKHA is designated a schedule one facility under the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and cares for tens of thousands of inpatients, outpatients and emergency patients annually. For more information, click here to read CKHA’s Fast Facts.

For more information, please contact: 

Jenn Chapple 

Medical Affairs Specialist 

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance 

519.352.6401 x 5481


To arrange an interview, please contact:

Katherine Stinson

Communications Specialist

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance 

519.352.6400 x 5326

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