OTTAWA, May 13, 2015 /CNW/ - A neurologist committed to innovation in health research, a family physician with a passion for medical education, and an international leader in trauma systems will receive Honorary Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
"Each of these individuals has made outstanding contributions to the profession of medicine and to patient care in Canada and abroad," said Royal College CEO Andrew Padmos, MD, FRCPC. "Their commitment and passion embodies our shared vision to provide the best health and care for all."
The 2015 Royal College Honorary Fellows
Alain Beaudet, MD, PhD
President, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Beaudet built a distinguished career at the Montreal Neurological Institute pursuing basic research and leading as its associate director (research) from 1985 to 1992. He has served as president of the CIHR since 2008. Dr. Beaudet was nominated for exceptional contributions to research, scholarship, and innovation and leadership in health research.
A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS
N. Paul Whittier Chair of Trauma and Chief Medical Officer, Emeritus, Scripps Health San Diego, California
Clinical Professor of Surgery-Trauma, University of California San Diego
A general, vascular, and trauma surgeon, Dr. Eastman has been instrumental in developing trauma systems worldwide, including in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, India, Mexico, Pakistan and South Africa. Dr. Eastman was nominated for exceptional contributions in trauma research, teaching and patient care, and for volunteer contributions to the profession.
Paul Grand'Maison, MD, MSc, FCFPC, FCAHS
Director, Office of International Relations, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Que.
A MD-MSc (Université de Sherbrooke and University of Western Ontario, respectively), Dr. Grand'Maison describes himself as "a family physician by profession, a teacher by vocation, a medical educator by passion and an administrator by evolution." He was nominated for exceptional contributions to family medicine, medical education, social accountability and international outreach.
Please visit royalcollege.ca/honorary for more information about these recipients and Honorary Fellowship in the Royal College. The next call for nominations will open in October 2015.
About the Royal College
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is the home of specialty care in Canada, setting the standards for postgraduate medical education, supporting the continuing professional development of 47,000 doctors, and supporting health system innovations nationwide. To find out more, please visit royalcollege.ca.
SOURCE Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
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