The Pediatricians Alliance of Ontario announced a Windsor doctor has earned the honour of Ontario Pediatrician of the Year.

Dr. Mark Awuku is the 2017 winner of the AAP Special Achievement Award, also known as the Ontario Pediatrician of the Year.

The announcement was made Saturday by PAO President Dr. Hirotaka Yamashiro at the Practical Pediatrics Ontario 2017 Conference in Toronto.

Based in Windsor, Dr. Awuku has a passion for medical education.

“One of my main interests in helping children is that I strongly believe that children have a lot of potential and I have a role in ensuring that their potential is totally unlocked and nurtured,” says Awuku.

He is a community pediatrician and Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Western University, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada(RCPSC) Continuing Professional Development(CPD) Accreditation Committee and he is an Assistant Editor of Pediatrics and Child Health journal.