Dr. David Millar brings a breadth of life and medical experience to the practice, as well as a deep knowledge of Ottawa and obstetrics. A Glebe graduate, David grew up in Ottawa, leaving home to study politics and economics at the University of Toronto. During his undergraduate years and after obtaining his BA, he worked at a variety of jobs including house painter, cattle rancher, cowboy (every lad’s dream at one time or another), and cash manager and foreign exchange trader at Export Development Canada.
From these adventures he found his way into the privilege of a medical education. His professional path includes these highlights:
- Received medical degree from Western University in 1997
- Developed love of obstetrics during his residency at the Civic Hospital in Ottawa
- Served on staff first at the Salvation Army Grace Hospital, well-known for its maternal and infant care program, and then at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital when the program moved there in 1999
- Moved offices to the Glebe in 2002 and brought his OB practice back to his roots at the Civic Hospital
- From 2008 to 2016, held the position of Head of the Division of Maternal and Newborn Care at The Ottawa Hospital
- As an Assistant Professor, teaches in the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine, specializing in women’s reproductive health and newborn care
- Serves as Executive Director and Medical Lead for the new Monarch Centre, an innovative postpartum care model that provides medical care and lactation support to newborns and mothers.
David is married and has three adult daughters. He loves to run, cycle, and play guitar (some days he wishes he were a rock star instead of a doctor – if only he had talent!). But in all seriousness, he is one of the lucky people who goes to work with a smile on his face and is still smiling when he comes home at night.