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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    Alan C. Burton, PhD

    Health and Medical Education & Training, The Early Days - Health Care Pioneers

    Dr. Alan C. Burton creatively pioneered the intersection of physics and biology at a time when few imagined connecting the fields. As a result, Dr…

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    M. Vera Peters, MD

    Cancer, The Early Days - Health Care Pioneers, Women in Medicine

    Dr. Mildred Vera Peters is most notably recognized as an outstanding clinical investigator who changed the management of Hodgkin’s disease and…

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    William A. Cochrane, MD

    Leadership in Organizational Development, Health and Medical Education & Training, Health Policy

    Recognized early on as a leader in pediatrics, Dr. Cochrane’s career evolved through medical research, medical education, biotechnology and…

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    Calvin R. Stiller, MD

    Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity, Leadership in Organizational Development, Health and Medical Education & Training, Diabetes

    Dr. Calvin Stiller was Canada’s major voice in organ transplantation during the 1970’s, 1980’s and early 1990’s when the field transformed from a…

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    The Honourable Sylvia Fedoruk

    Cancer, Women in Medicine, Health Policy

    Sylvia Fedoruk was the only woman conducting medical-physics research in Canada in the 1950's. Her ground-breaking achievements have earned her…

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    Mladen Vranic, MD DSc

    Diabetes, Patient Care

    A giant in the field of diabetes research, Dr. Mladen Vranic’s career spreads over 50 decades. In that time, his ground-breaking contributions to…

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    Ronald Melzack, PhD

    Brain & Mind, Evidence-based Medicine & Clinical Trials

    Dr. Ronald Melzack revolutionized the study and treatment of pain. His pioneering theories in pain mechanisms and pain control spanning over a…

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    Tak Wah Mak, PhD

    Cells, Genetics & Genomics, Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity, Cancer

    Dr. Tak Wah Mak is a world-renowned Canadian scientist whose legacy includes a series of critical discoveries in fields as diverse as immunology,…

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    Charles Tator, MD PhD

    Brain & Mind, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy, Health and Medical Education & Training

    Since the early 1970s, Dr. Charles Tator has had a resounding impact on spinal cord injury research, prevention and treatment, and on training our…

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