Dr. Sam Daniel of The Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC Receives Canada's Top 40 Under 40 Award

    MONTREAL, May 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal Children's Hospital of the
McGill University Health Centre is pleased to announce that Dr. Sam Daniel,
Director Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, is a recipient of Canada's Top
40 Under 40(TM) for 2008.
    Canada's Top 40 Under 40(TM) is a prestigious national award program,
which annually honours 40 Canadians in the private, public and not-for-profit
sectors under the age of 40.
    An independent Advisory Board, comprised of 25 business leaders from
across Canada, selected Dr. Daniel and his peers from over 1100 nominees.
Honourees were chosen on five key criteria: vision and leadership; innovation
and achievement; impact; community involvement and contribution; and strategy
for growth.
    Dr. Daniel is currently the new Director of Otolaryngology Head and Neck
Surgery at The Montreal Children's Hospital and Director of Pediatric
Otolaryngology at McGill University.
    After completing his postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Sam Daniel was
recruited by The Children's in 2003. He then founded the McGill Auditory
Sciences Laboratory that he currently directs.
    Dr. Daniel has been a major contributor to the MCH in every respect. He
is an acclaimed researcher whose work has been published in many journals and
featured prominently in the media. His most recent study revealed certain
over-the-counter earwax softeners containing the active ingredient
triethanolamine polypeptide oleate condensate (10%) can cause severe
inflammation and damage to the eardrum and inner ear. The results of the study
were published in The Laryngoscope in 2008, suggest that use of these
medications should be discouraged.
    He has presented his research at several local, national and
international conferences. A dedicated teacher, his students greatly admire
him as an educator and mentor. He created a unique, multi-disciplinary
salivary management clinic, a first in Quebec. His innovative use of BOTOX
injection as an alternative to tracheostomy treatment brought international
attention to The Montreal Children's Hospital. Dr Daniel is currently in
Europe as an invited professor to share his novel technique.
    To the countless patients and families helped by Dr. Daniel, he is a
saviour. They speak of him with the highest level of gratitude, for his
knowledge, skill, patience, persistence, and heartfelt compassion.
    Canada's Top 40 Under 40(TM) program, now in its 14th year, is managed by
founding sponsor, The Caldwell Partners International. In addition to The
Caldwell Partners, national sponsors include Deloitte, National Bank
Financial, The Globe and Mail, and Air Canada.
    The 2008 Recipients of Canada's Top 40 Under 40(TM) are featured in The
Globe and Mail on May 1st. Honourees will attend a series of celebratory
events at the beginning of May in Toronto, including an Awards Ceremony to be
held at Arcadian Court at 12 - noon on Tuesday, May 5th where they are
presented with their Top 40 Crystal Cube.

For further information:

For further information: Lisa Dutton, Manager, Public Relations and
Communications, The Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC, (514) 412-4307

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