Dr. Puddester has provided services in the area of physician health and wellness at local, provincial, national and international levels.
For ten years he was the Director of the Faculty Wellness Program at the University of Ottawa. In addition to providing clinical support to almost 3000 students, residents, and professors, Dr. Puddester also led the development of the international award winning website ePhysicianHealth.com, and other preventive tools such as eWorkplaceHealth.com and eTIPs.
Dr. Puddester has also co-authored the Royal College of Physician and Surgeon's CanMEDs Physician Health Guide and Time Management Guide for Physicians. He also has many publications in the field of physician health.
in 2011, Dr. Puddester completed the Executive Coaching program at Royal Roads University. Certified at the PCC level by the International Coach Federation, he exclusively coaches students, residents and practising physicians with a special focus on professionalism, implementation of innovation, and career development. He is also a certified LEADS Coach affiliated with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.