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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    Jean Dussault, MD

    Hormones, Global Health

    Before Dr. Dussault’s developed a screening test for congenital hypothyroidism, millions of children developed a tragic condition known as…

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    Endel Tulving, PhD

    Brain & Mind

    Dr. Endel Tulving has arguably had the greatest impact of any single scientist on the understanding of human memory. Humble, almost to a fault,…

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    Elizabeth Bagshaw, MD

    The Early Days - Health Care Pioneers, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy, Women in Medicine, Female Reproduction

    Dr. Elizabeth Bagshaw’s devotion to women’s health is a treasured part of our nation’s medical heritage. As one of the early pioneers of women in…

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    Félix d’Hérelle

    Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity

    A self-taught scientist, Félix d’Hérelle was a pioneer in molecular biology and infectious disease research. His greatest contribution came in…

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    The Honourable Wilbert Keon, MD

    Heart & Vessels, Leadership in Organizational Development, Health Policy

    Dr. Wilbert J. Keon was an exemplary Canadian and world-revered cardiac surgeon. He was regarded by colleagues as an icon and by patients as the…

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    Ian R. McWhinney, MD

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

    Known as the Father of Family Medicine, Dr. McWhinney championed the established of family medicine as its own discipline at a time when many…

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    David H. Hubel, MD

    Brain & Mind

    Dr. David Hubel has been described as one of the major medical scientists of the latter twentieth century and is recognized as a "founder" of the…

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    Anthony Pawson, PhD

    Cells, Genetics & Genomics, Cancer

    Dr. Anthony Pawson was a biotechnologist and medical research investigator whose work has had a profound impact on biomedical research. His…

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    John S. McEachern, MD

    Leadership in Organizational Development

    Dr. John S. McEachern devoted his career to overcoming obstacles. He is credited with saving the Canadian Medical Association from dissolution and…

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