Meet our Laureates

Six Canadian medical heroes are inducted annually into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Their work may be a single meritorious contribution or a lifetime of superior accomplishments.  Pioneers in their field, they are role models of excellence in health in Canada and the world.

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    Daniel J. Drucker, MD

    Evidence-based Medicine & Clinical Trials, Hormones, Hormones, Digestion, Digestion

    Revealed the potential for gut hormones to achieve dramatic clinical outcomes in the treatment of life-limiting and life-threatening metabolic and…

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    David J.A. Jenkins, DM DPhil DSc

    Blood, Diabetes, Heart & Vessels

    Inventor of the glycemic index to classify carbohydrates and their effects on blood glucose levels

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    Sir John Bell, BMBCh DM

    Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity, Leadership in Organizational Development

    Sir John Bell is the second Canadian, after the distinguished Sir William Osler, to occupy the prestigious Regius Professorship of Medicine at…

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    Jonathan L. Meakins, MD

    Evidence-based Medicine & Clinical Trials, Patient Care, Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity

    Demonstrated the relationship between weakened immune responses and poor surgical outcomes, leading to significant improvements in assessment and…

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    Thomas A. Dignan, MD

    Patient Care, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy, Leadership in Organizational Development, Health and Medical Education & Training

    Dr. Dignan is admired for his decades of devoted service to Indigenous Peoples in Canada. A Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory,…

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    Noralou P. Roos, PhD

    Unlocked the potential of big data systems analysis to clarify the social determinants of health helping inform effective policies in support of…

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    Annette O’Connor, PhD

    Patient Care, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy, Women in Medicine

    One of the great challenges of our time is finding ways to combine expanding medical knowledge with respect for individual patient choices. Dr. O…

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    Marco Marra, PhD

    Cells, Genetics & Genomics, Cells, Genetics & Genomics

    For decades, Dr. Marco Marra has pushed the boundaries of scientific knowledge in an effort to better understand human genomics. His visionary and…

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    Venerable Jeanne Mance

    Women in Medicine, The Early Days - Health Care Pioneers, Patient Care, Leadership in Organizational Development

    When Jeanne Mance arrived at Ville-Marie in 1642, she immediately began her tireless work to establish the community’s first hospital. Overcoming…

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