Six Canadian giants in health join Canada's Medical Hall of Fame

HAMILTON, ON, April 14, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Six outstanding Canadians will be inducted into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame at the Hamilton Convention Centre. Hosted in association with McMaster University, more than 500 health, academic, and business leaders from across the country will come together to honour these outstanding individuals. Dr. Roberta Bondar, 1998 CMHF Laureate and McMaster alumnus, will serve as the MC.

"With the Induction Ceremony we honour excellence, preserve history and connect generations," said Dr. Jean Gray, chair of The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. "These Canadian heroes have not only furthered health, but they serve as an inspiration to all Canadians and to our future health leaders, including the 50 medical students who will attend the event."

"We are delighted to partner with The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame to host this year's induction ceremony in Hamilton and to honour Canada's most accomplished medical innovators," said Dr. John Kelton, dean and vice-president of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.  "This is an appropriate accolade for Canadians who have established and grown our country's global reputation in medicine."

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureates are individuals whose outstanding contributions to medicine and the health sciences have led to extraordinary improvements in human health. Their work may be a single meritorious contribution or a lifetime of superior accomplishments. Pioneers in their field, they are role models and an inspiration to young Canadians to pursue careers in the health sciences.

Professor Michael Bliss, OC  PhD  FRSC  (Toronto, ON): Preeminent medical historian of this era
Dr. May Cohen, MD FCFP (Toronto / Hamilton, ON): Catalyst for positive change in women's health
Dr. Gordon Guyatt  OC FRCPC  FRSC (Hamilton, ON): among the earliest and most effective champions of this evidence-based medicine, a transformative advance in health care. 
Dr. C. David Naylor, OC FRCPC FRSC DPhil (Toronto, ON): Accomplished physician-scientist broadly recognized for his visionary contributions to health research, education, administration, and policy. 
The late Right Honourable Sir Charles Tupper  MD, (Halifax, NS): One of the fathers of Confederation, had a profound impact on the profession of medicine in Canada and on the country itself.
Dr. Mark Wainberg, OC OQ PhD FRSC (Montreal, QC)

Available Resources

  1. Laureate bios & information about The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame available:
  2. Laureate pages and tribute videos available at 8:00 p.m. (ET) April 14th


SOURCE The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

For further information: The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, Meghan McKenna, Communications Assistant, 519.998.7366,; McMaster University, Veronica McGuire, Media Coordinator, 905.525.9140, ext. 22169,

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