Dr. John Malcolm Maxted was born in Hamilton on the 15th of February, 1949. He was the eldest of 5 sons born to Jack and Margaret Maxted. His siblings are; Mark, Randolph, Steven and Paul. When Dr. Maxted was 3 years old, his family moved to Ottawa. Dr. Maxted attended City View Public School and Meadowlands Public School in Ottawa. He attended Brookfield High School for grade 9, then Merivale High School for grades 10-13.
In 1968 Dr. Maxted attended the University of Ottawa graduating M.D. in 1974. Dr. Maxted did post graduate training in family medicine at the University of Western Ontario in London from 1974 until 1976. From this, he received his Certificate in Family Medicine (C.C.F.P.). After completing these studies, Dr. Maxted moved to Dresden to begin a family practice with Dr. John Payne at 564 George Street in Dresden.
Dr. Maxted married Louise Allan on the 23rd of December, 1972 at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. She was the 2nd of 5 children born to Bertram and Arbutus Allan. Mrs. Maxted is a registered nurse and she was working at the Ottawa Civic Hospital when she married Dr. Maxted. Dr. and Mrs. Maxted have 2 children, John and Heidi.
Dr. Maxted moved his office to 640 North Street in Dresden in 1981 and Mrs. Maxted was his receptionist. Dr. Maxted served as a coroner for Kent, Lambton and Essex Counties from 1980 until 1995. Dr. Maxted was Chief of Family Medicine at the Public General Hospital in Chatham, Ontario from 1985 until 1991. He served as Chief of Staff at the Public General Hospital from 1991 until 1995.
From 1993 to 1995, Dr. Maxted studied for his M.B.A. at the University of Toronto, while maintaining his practice in Dresden. During this time he was also Acting Chief of Psychiatry at the Public General Hospital. In 1995, Dr. Maxted became the first full-time Chief of Staff at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario. In 1999, Dr. Maxted was appointed the Vice President for Professional Affairs at Comcare Health Services in London. He held this position until 2002. From 2002 until 2005, Dr. Maxted was the Director of Health Policies and Government Affairs for The College of Family Physicians of Canada. In 2004 Dr. Maxted received his Fellowship in Family Medicine (F.C.F.P.). In 2005 he was promoted to Associate Executive Director of Government and Public Affairs. Leaving the College in 2010, he returned to part-time practice and teaching at the Markham Family Medicine Teaching Unit as Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. Throughout his career, Dr. Maxted maintained his skills by working part-time in Family Medicine in Kitchener, London and Markham. In 2011, Dr. Maxted was honored with the Award of Excellence by The College of Family Physicians of Canada in recognition of his lifelong commitment to Family Medicine.
In his spare time, Dr. Maxted enjoys spending time with his family, singing in his church choir, making stained glass pieces and travelling with his wife.
*Dr. John Payne also appears on the Chatham-Kent Physician Tribute website.