Gavin Ducker, MD

Senior Vice President Northern Light Health and Co-President, Northern Light Health Medical Group 

AprilGiardHighRes-(1).jpgGavin Ducker, MD is a senior vice president of Northern Light Health and co-president of Northern Light Health Medical Group. He and his fellow physician co-president, Karl Spittler, MD, together also serve as System Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Ducker is board certified in Family Medicine and continues to see patients in his office one day a week. He is the executive sponsor for Primary Care, Palliative Care, Women’s Health, Hospitalist and ED service lines and serves on the Northern Light Health Leadership Council.

Dr. Ducker is passionate about high quality patient-centered care which is entirely in keeping with Norther Light Health’s goal of making health care work for the patient. It is this focus that drives Dr. Ducker to make a difference for all the patients served by Northern Light Health.

When he’s not working Dr. Ducker loves sports, in particular soccer. He is a certified soccer coach and also an avid cyclist. He is married with three grown children. He and his wife enjoy the arts both locally and regionally, particularly the Maine Film Center in Waterville.

A dedicated community champion, he enjoys helping the people of Maine, having served on numerous community boards and service organizations.

Prior to joining Northern Light Health, Dr. Ducker grew up and trained in the UK. He joined Northern Light Health after ten years in private practice in Manchester, England.

Education
Medical Degree, University of Southhampton, England

Dr. Ducker joined Northern Light Health in 2001 to be a “country doctor” in one of the system’s more remote clinical sites, where he spent a very happy 10 years. From there, he served in a variety of roles, including medical group regional director of primary care, and medical director of the regional medical group. Prior to his current role, Dr. Ducker was chief medical officer for Northern Light Inland Hospital in Waterville.