Meet Our New Physician

Calais Regional Medical Services is pleased to welcome Dr. Egbert Grinage to the Pediatrics practice.

Dr. Grinage is relocating to Calais following a one year fellowship at Yale New Haven Hospital in CT.  Prior to that, he worked as a pediatrician for 16 years in his hometown of Belize City, Belize.  Dr. Grinage states he is simply moving “from a small border town in Belize to a small border town in Maine.”   “When I came here to visit, it was love at first sight,” he explains. “This is everything I was looking for; a rural community where the area and people were nice and there is a true need for medical care and support.”  He is very excited to be reunited with his family after a year away for his fellowship.  They will be joining him from Belize later in the month.  His wife, Bernadine, is from his home town and they have been married for 26 years.  They have four children, two girls and two boys.  One is in medical school, one in law school, one beginning college and one entering his senior year of high school.   The family enjoys walks, hiking, movies and sports.  They look forward to taking part in the community and school activities.

Dr. Grinage has extensive experience in pediatric care, including pediatric critical and neonatal care.   He earned his Medical Degree from the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica.  Dr. Grinage’s internship was at Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas.  He completed his residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, as well as a three year fellowship in pediatric critical care.  Dr. Grinage also earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of California in Berkeley.  The fellowship he most recently completed was an American Cancer Society fellowship in clinical pediatric hematology oncology.   In 1998, Dr. Grinage co-founded Friends of Pediatrics in Belize.  This organization, with the possible exception of Rotary, has been responsible for coordinating care for the most Belize children with high level medical needs with outside hospitals and providers, mainly in the US.   

Dr. Grinage began seeing patients in the CRMS office on July 9.  To meet Dr. Grinage, or schedule an appointment, call CRMS Pediatrics at 454-8195, option 2.  Please give Dr. Grinage and his family a warm welcome when the opportunity presents itself.