Francis S. Brien

Dr. Francis S. Brien
Faculty of Medicine

Tenure 1945 - 1972

Dr. Francis S. Brien was born in Windsor, Ontario in 1908. He studied medicine at the University of Toronto. Taking an internship at Toronto General Hospital, Dr. Brien completed postgraduate work at London Hospital in England. He opened a practice in Windsor in 1937. In 1942 Dr. Brien joined the No. 10 Canadian General Hospital in England and Northwest Europe for three years.

In 1945, he was invited to lead the Department of Medicine at Western. Dr. Brien represented the Faculty on the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Resigning as Head of the Department of Medicine in 1966, Dr. Brien accepted a part-time position as the Medical Director of the Northern Life Assurance Company of Canada while continuing to lecture in the Department. Dr. Brien served as Chief of Medicine at Victoria Hospital and a Professor of the Faculty until 1972 when he retired.