Who We Are

The Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA) is the voice of organized medicine in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

The NLMA is a non-profit professional organization funded primarily by its members.


Dr. Stephen Major is a family physician who has practised medicine in Newfoundland and Labrador for almost 30 years.

He was born in St. John’s to parents Rev. Carl Major, an Anglican minister from Stephenville, and Norma Scott from Bay L’Argent on the Burin Peninsula. Throughout his childhood he travelled with his family, living in Antigua, Toronto, Whitbourne, Trinidad and Tobago before settling in Canada.

In 1999, Dr. Major started his practise at the Campbell Medical Group Clinic where he continues to practise to this day. Outside of his regular clinic hours he reserves one day a week for visiting his patients in nursing homes and making house calls. He has also spent more than 20 years working as an emergency room physician, taking a hiatus in 2023 while serving on the Board of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA).

On June 8, 2024, Dr. Major was installed as the 99th president of the NLMA.