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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    B. Brett Finlay, PhD

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

    Dr. Brett Finlay has extended our understanding of how microbes interact with humans in both health and disease, uncovered their role in asthma,…

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    Michel G. Bergeron, MD

    Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity, Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity, Leadership in Organizational Development

    Michel G. Bergeron has served his country and the world in many roles: soldier, professor, clinician, researcher, administrator, entrepreneur, and…

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    Mark Wainberg, PhD

    Global Health, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy, Patient Care, Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity

    Mark Wainberg’s research and advocacy around access to AIDS treatment are acknowledged to have helped save millions of lives.

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    Julio S.G. Montaner, MD

    Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity, Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity, Global Health, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy

    Dr. Julio Montaner is a determined and passionate visionary whose life work has directly contributed to stopping HIV and AIDS around the world

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    Armand Frappier, MD

    Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity, Leadership in Organizational Development, The Early Days - Health Care Pioneers

    A moving force, a trailblazer, a visionary. These are some of the many accolades used to describe Dr. Armand Frappier, the founder of the first…

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    D. Lorne Tyrrell, MD PhD

    Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity, Leadership in Organizational Development

    Dr. D. Lorne Tyrrell spent his youth helping on the family farm before pursuing a career in medicine where he has saved the lives of thousands of…

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    John Bienenstock, MD

    Cells, Genetics & Genomics, Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity, Leadership in Organizational Development, Health and Medical Education & Training

    Considered one of the fathers of mucosal immunology, Dr. Bienenstock has made outstanding contributions to the Canadian and international…

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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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    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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