OTTAWA, Jan. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - A Montreal surgeon committed to helping residents and NHL players alike, a passionate advocate for lifelong learning, and a Cardiologist investigating how to reduce the risk of strokes are among the 2014 national award recipients recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
These awards recognize deserving physicians and surgeons countrywide and are a prestigious part of the Royal College's awards and grants program, which distributes $1 million a year through awards, grants, fellowships and visiting professorships.
"Royal College Fellows are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of specialty care for their patients," says Royal College CEO Andrew Padmos, MD, FRCPC. "These winners embody this through their commitment and their passion, which has impacted and improved the health of Canadians nationwide."
The 2014 national awards recipients are as follows:
- Duncan Graham Award: Dr. Ivan Silver, FRCPC, Toronto, Ont.
Dr. Silver is a health care leader who has dedicated his career to helping physicians engage in true lifelong learning. The recipient of numerous teaching and research awards, his work is respected across Canada and abroad, particularly in the area of continuing medical education and faculty development. Dr. Silver is currently the vice-president of education at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto in Toronto.
- James H. Graham Award: Dr. David Mulder, FRCSC, Montreal, Que.
Dr. Mulder is recognized across Canada as a surgeon, scholar and leader in health care. A recipient of the Order of Canada, among other honours, he has dedicated his career to advancing surgery in Montreal, serving as the first H. Rocke Robertson Chair in Surgery and surgeon-in-chief at the McGill University Health Centre, among other roles. Dr. Mulder also serves as the Chief Surgeon of the Montreal Canadians hockey club, where he has advanced awareness of the importance of early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of head injuries through the NHL-NHLPA Concussion Program.
- Royal College Medal Award in Medicine: Dr. Sheldon Singh, FRCPC, Toronto, Ont.
Dr. Singh is a cardiologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and an assistant professor at the University of Toronto. His research examines safe, effective, and economical new strategies to reduce strokes for patients with the most commonly encountered form of arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). The prevalence of this disorder is expected to increase in the coming years, increasing the significance of Dr. Singh's research.
- Royal College/AMS Donald Richards Wilson Award: Dr. Glenn Posner, FRCSC, Ottawa, ON.
Dr. Posner is a dedicated and passionate teacher at the University of Ottawa, where he serves as the director of postgraduate medical education in Obstetrics and Gynecology and medical director of the Simulation Patient Safety Program. The recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Posner is also a leader in the use of high-fidelity simulation to teach skills such as communication, collaboration and leadership. He has helped advance postgraduate medical education in Obstetrics and Gynecology across Canada.
For a complete list of all awards, grants and fellowship recipients, visit the Royal College website: www.royalcollege.ca.
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