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Tilley is new surgeon at NHH

By Valerie MacDonald, Northumberland Today

Dr. Alison Tilley (right) has joined the surgeons working at Northumberland Hills Hospital on the heels of Dr. Haig Basmajian retiring from the full-time position into a supporting role after 20 years. Chief of Surgical Services, Dr. Andrew Stratford in on the far left side of the photo. Absent from the trio of full-time surgeons at NHH is Dr. Kae Al-Ali.
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Dr. Alison Tilley (right) has joined the surgeons working at Northumberland Hills Hospital on the heels of Dr. Haig Basmajian retiring from the full-time position into a supporting role after 20 years. Chief of Surgical Services, Dr. Andrew Stratford in on the far left side of the photo. Absent from the trio of full-time surgeons at NHH is Dr. Kae Al-Ali. SUBMITTED PHOTO

COBOURG - 

Northumberland Hills Hospital has, once again, three full-time general surgeons.

Dr. Alison Tilley who spent time at the Cobourg hospital as a Queen's University student is now a full-time member of the surgical team.

“I had the opportunity to spend time here as a resident when I was at Queen’s, working alongside both Dr. Stratford and Dr. Basmajian,” Dr. Tilley stated in media release, “and the experience was very, very positive. I remember driving back to Kingston and saying to my peers: 'it's awesome there'.”

She was a medical assistant in the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve for five years before doing her undergraduate studies.

“On completion of her surgical residency she joined Brockville General Hospital where she ran a traditional community practice of general surgery, including endoscopy, and management of breast, colon and skin cancers,” the release also states.

Dr. Tilley is now living in the community and has office space in the Fleming Building.

“Referrals are available via area family physicians, and she shares hospital duties with her colleagues to support NHH’s outpatient, inpatient and emergency care,” the release states.

Chief of Surgical Services at the local hospital is Dr. Andrew Stratford, and the third full-time general surgeon is Dr. Kae Al-Ali.

Dr. Haig Basmajian has retired from the full-time position into a supporting role after 20 years at the hospital.

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