Doctor Ruth Dubin

Dr. Ruth Dubin

Dr. Ruth Dubin
  • Dr. Ruth Dubin

  • Dr. Ruth Dubin has practiced family medicine in Kingston since 1987. In 2013 she changed her scope of practise to chronic pain, with a special interest in Mindfulness, Self-Management, and Exercise to treat this complex condition.


    Dr. Dubin has chaired the College of Family Physicians of Canada chronic pain committee since 2011. She also co-leads the Extension for Community Outcomes (ECHO) Ontario educational initiative whose goal is to see that all primary care providers in Ontario have the knowledge and support to manage chronic pain safely and effectively.


    Dr. Dubin is a diplomate of the Canadian and American Academies of Pain Management, and an Associate Professor (adjunct) at Queen’s University¬†and Northern Ontario School of Medicine where she teaches about chronic pain, mentors other physicians in safe opioid prescribing, managing aberrant behaviours and helping chronic pain patients to understand their pain, and how to improve their day-to-day function and quality of life.

    In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the cottage, reading, hiking, kayaking, and listening to CBC.