Dr. John Hagen is highly sought after as a teacher and mentor by students and physicians around the world
TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Dr. John Hagen, Chief of Surgery at Toronto's Humber River Hospital (HRH), is the recipient of the 2014 Mentor of the Year Award – Region 3 – from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This is one of the highest honours given out by the College and one of many prominent awards Hagen has won for his teaching of medical students.
The award recognizes a physician who has made a significant impact on the career development of students, residents or fellows; and who has a proven ability to be an outstanding role model, demonstrating the qualities and competencies of Manager, Scholar and Professional.
"Dr. John Hagen is a true champion of medical education and we are extremely fortunate to have him as Chief of Surgery at Humber River Hospital," said Dr. Ray Martin, HRH Vice President of Medical and Academic Affairs. "He is a highly skilled and compassionate surgeon and provides exemplary teaching and mentorship to students, residents and fellows in Canada and beyond. Dr. Hagen continues to show an unwavering commitment to medical education and has taken a lead role in building on our affiliations with the University of Toronto and Queen's University Medical Schools. His dedication and excellence is representative of the quality of the medical staff we have at Humber River Hospital."
"Humber River Hospital serves as a tremendous training ground at all levels, and Dr. John Hagen remains our top teacher in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto," said Dr. James Rutka, RS McLaughlin Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto. "Dr. Hagen is a phenomenal surgeon and has received numerous accolades and awards for his teaching skills. He has used his skills in this arena to mentor and teach many residents, fellows and junior faculty. Our students can't wait to learn from Dr. Hagen and Humber River Hospital."
About Humber River Hospital
Humber River Hospital serves a catchment area of more than 850,000 people in the northwest Greater Toronto Area. The hospital currently operates on three sites with a total of 549 beds, 3,000 staff, approximately 600 physicians and 400 volunteers. It is affiliated with the University of Toronto and Queen's University Medical Schools.
Humber River Hospital is currently building North America's first fully digital hospital, one that the organization plans to make a lean, green and technological showcase. Learn more about our plans for the future at www.hrh.ca/redevelopment
Image with caption: "Dr. Hagen (l) receives his Award from Dr. Angus Maciver, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. (CNW Group/Humber River Regional Hospital)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141202_C6903_PHOTO_EN_8873.jpg
SOURCE: Humber River Regional Hospital
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