Dr Dalibor Slavik was born in the former Czechoslovakia in 1961. At age eight he emigrated to South Africa with his parents and brother. He received his MBChB degree from the University of Pretoria in 1984, and did his internship in Pretoria. Two years of military service followed, during which he worked as a medical officer in the department of surgery at the military hospital in Pretoria. In 1986 he joined a family practice in the town of Nylstroom, where he worked as a general practitioner, also sharing the duties of District Surgeon. He held the position of Superintendent at the local hospital for 3 years.
In 1994, Dr Slavik accepted a post as a family physician and Senior Medical Officer at the Dr Hugh Twomey Healthcare Centre in Botwood, Newfoundland, Canada. During this time he passed the MCCEE, MCCQE 1, MCCQE 2 and CCFP examinations. In 1997, he moved to Saskatoon to join Saskatoon East Family Physicians. In 2009 he received the Fellowship in Family Medicine from the CFPC.
Outside of family practice, Dr Slavik serves on the Tarriff and Finance committees of the SMA. He was elected as a representative to the Representative Assembly of the SMA for the Saskatoon Regional Medical Association (SRMA) and subsequently to the Board of Directors of the SMA. He joined the executive of the Board in 2012 and SMA President in 2014/2015. He also serves as a board member of the Saskatchewan chapter of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), and is the Saskatchewan representative to the National Committee on Continuing Professional Development (NCCPD) of the CFPC. For the past 16 years he has been an examiner for the Medical Council of Canada’s MCCQE 2 exam, as well as the CCFP exam of the CFPC.
He currently works as a full-time family physician in Saskatoon. An aspect of his work he particularly enjoys at present is minor surgery and cardiovascular surgical assists.
Dr Slavik’s interests include scuba diving, downhill skiing, skydiving, sailing, cycling, and fishing. He is also an avid follower of Formula One motor racing. He and his wife of 34 years have a daughter, who lives and studie
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