Appointed Members of Council

The Council is comprised of seven (7) members six (6) of whom are appointed by the Ministry of Health and the Chief Medical Officer who is the Ex-officio member.

Appointments are effective 1st July to 30th June of each year.

Dr. Franklin Walkine, Chair of Council


Dr. Franklin W. Walkine is a 1980 graduate of the University of the West Indies, faculty of Medicine, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica, where he received his MB.BS degree. He is also a 1984 graduate of McMaster University School of Medicine, Family Medicine Program, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Dr Walkine was a Member of Parliament, Commonwealth of The Bahamas from 1989 to 1997. He is the founder of The Mediclinics Ltd. – A primary healthcare company for the practice of Emporiatrics. and the founder of Air Ambulance Services Ltd. – AAS Lifeflight – An air medical transport company. He is also a practicing Family Physician since 1984.

Dr. Sy Pierre, President MAB


My professional career began as a pharmacist, followed by medical school, anesthesia residency and a fellowship in Cardiac & Thoracic Anesthesia at New York University. I was a medical team member that performed the first adult open-heart surgery, first pediatric open-heart surgery and the first transplant surgery in the Bahamas.

I am presently a Consultant Physician Anesthesiologist and President of the Bahamas Medical Association.

My interests outside of medicine include the Valley Boys Junkanoo Group and small aircraft flying.

Pharmacy, B.Sc.
St. John’s University
Queens, New York

Doctor of Medicine
Meharry Medical College
Nashville, Tennessee

Anesthesia Residency
University of Illinois & Cook County Hospitals
Chicago, Illinois

Cardiac & Thoracic Anesthesia Fellowship
New York University
New York, New York

Membership Societies:
Medical Association of the Bahamas
Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Dr. Mark Weech

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Dr. Mark Weech, M.B.,B.S. is a Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology,

Consultant Anaesthesiologist & Intensivist. He is also part of the Princess Margaret

Hospital and Anesthesia Associates Medical Group.
Mark Weech:

Received early education in Bimini before completing high school at St. John’s College in Nassau.

Undergraduate studies at Northeastern University in Boston before matriculating to the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica for medical school.

Internal Medicine residency at Wayne State University/ Detroit Medical Center. Anaesthesiology residency at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Paediatric Anaesthesiology fellowship at C.S. Mott Childrens Hospital, University of Michigan.

Formerly Director of Intensive Care Unit, Princess Margaret Hospital and Chief of Anaesthesia at PMH with major focus on modernization of the public health system’s tertiary facilities.

Passionate about clinical medicine and patient centered care. A true believer in the Team approach and group practice as well as incorporation of information technology and science to improve efficiency and outcomes.

Managing Director of Anesthesia Associates Medical Group.

Married to the former Yvette Chea with two daughters, Maya and Emma.

Dr. Robin Roberts


Dr.,Robin Roberts is a medical graduate of the University of the West Indies. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons with his certification in Urology and a Fellowship in Renal Transplantation from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is a Consultant Urologist at the Princess Margaret Hospital and Doctors Hospital in Nassau and the Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Currently, he is senior lecturer in the UWI Faculty of Medical Sciences with an MBA from the University of Miami and serves as the Director of the UWI School of Clinical Medicine and Research, The Bahamas.

Dr. Mandi Pedican


Dr. Mandi Pedican, Deputy Medical Chief of Staff for Grand Bahama Health Services is also the Clinical Director and Consultant Pathologist of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Grand Bahama Health Services. She received her medical degree from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica. She also holds a Doctor of Medicine degree in Pathology from the same institution and this was later followed by a Fellowship in Forensic Pathology from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is a member of the Grand Bahama Medical and Dental Association, American Society of Clinical Pathologists and serves as the president of the Grand Bahama Medical Staff Association.

Dr. Steven Rolle



Dr. Glen Beneby, CMO


Chief Medical Officer, Dr Glen Samuel Beneby, has held the position as head of anaesthesia for 14 years. He also was one of the longest serving medical staff

coordinators for the Princess Margaret Hospital and was the Medical Advisor at the Public Hospitals Authority. He received his medical degree at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica and received his Fellowship in Anaesthesiology while practicing in Sheffield, England. He also holds an advanced diploma from the University of Pittsburg in Public Administration and Policy Management.

Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, Registrar


The Meeting Schedule of Council

The Council holds regular meetings on the 4th Tuesday of every month and may at any time conduct special electronic meetings.

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