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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    Michel Chrétien, MD

    Hormones

    Physician/endocrinologist Michel Chrétien is an incomparable researcher. He discovered γ-lipotropin in 1967 and was the first to propose the…

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    Adolfo de Bold, PhD

    Heart & Vessels, Hormones

    Dr. Adolfo de Bold was an exemplary scientist whose study of the storage granules in atrial heart cells forever changed our understanding of how…

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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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    Hans Selye, MD PhD

    Hormones, Hormones

    Dr. Hans Selye is acknowledged as the "Father" of the field of stress research, having gained world-wide recognition for introducing the concept…

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    Charles Huggins, MD

    Hormones

    As a pioneer in hormonal research, Dr. Charles Huggins made ground-breaking inroads into one of the most difficult problems in medicine, cancer…

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    Henry Friesen, MD

    Hormones, Leadership in Organizational Development, Female Reproduction, Hormones

    Dr. Henry Friesen has had a profound influence on health research in Canada, both as a groundbreaking scientist and as a visionary founder of the…

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    Ray Farquharson, MD

    Hormones, Leadership in Organizational Development

    As an authoritative figure in the field of endocrinology, Dr. Ray Fletcher Farquharson made a lasting mark on Canadian medicine. In addition, his…

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    Claude Fortier, MD

    Hormones

    When Dr. Claude Fortier began his post-secondary education, he studied sociology and political science. After a life altering experience, however,…

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    James Collip, MD PhD

    Hormones, Diabetes, Diabetes

    Dr. James Collip is perhaps best known as a member of the team that discovered Insulin. Long after his role in that momentous discovery, however,…

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