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Mayor David KogonBiography

David Paul Kogon BSc, MD, FRCSC, FACOG, FSOGC

David Kogon was born and raised in Toronto. He studied undergraduate science, then medical school and subsequently post-graduate medicine, becoming an obstetrician-gynecologist.

Upon completion of his training, he and his wife Debbie, a nurse, established his medical practice at Highland View Regional Hospital in Amherst, N.S., in 1985.

They have three children, Jennifer, Nicholas (Jennifer) and Joshua (Karen), all of whom went through the local school system. They have five grandchildren, Holden, Drew, Parker, Ella and Josey.

Following 10 years of solo practice in Amherst, he joined the medical staff at the Moncton Hospital in Moncton, N.B., while always maintaining his residence in Amherst. After 30 years, he retired from active practice in early 2016.

Besides his clinical practice, he was an educator, being an assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University and Memorial University of Newfoundland. He was also heavily involved in medical administration.

His various administrative roles included chief of obstetrics and chief of surgery at Highland View. At the Moncton Hospital, he was chief of obstetrics, departmental director of medical education and program director/surgeon-in-chief.

Ultimately, he was appointed as chief of staff and medical director for Horizon Health Zone 1 Southeast New Brunswick, where he oversaw a medical staff of just shy of 300 physicians.

Kogon was very involved in sports and music as a student. Baseball was his clear-cut favourite. He coached baseball in Amherst as both sons played for many years. An avid but admittedly not a very good golfer, he has been a member of the Amherst Golf Club for 30 years has been on the board of directors of the golf club and served as president in 2015-16.

He is honoured to have been re-elected to a second term as the mayor of the Town of Amherst and is looking forward to addressing the challenges that we currently face.


  • Committee of the Whole
  • Audit Committee
  • Regional Emergency Management Committee
  • Community Centre Steering Committee



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