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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    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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    Jean Gray, MD

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

    Praised and admired for her wide-ranging knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics, Dr. Jean Gray’s devotion to evidence…

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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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    Jacalyn Duffin, MD PhD

    Health & Humanities, Health and Medical Education & Training, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy, Women in Medicine

    A hematologist and historian, Dr. Duffin has made enduring contributions to medical research and education that deepen our historical…

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    Connie J. Eaves, PhD

    Cells, Genetics & Genomics, Women in Medicine

    Dr. Connie Eaves, a world authority on stem cells of the blood-forming system and their regulation in normal and perturbed states, has made…

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    Emily Stowe, MD

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

    Dr. Emily Stowe ranks as a true pioneer. She was the first female public school principal in Ontario, the first female physician to practise…

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    Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg, MDCM

    Cells, Genetics & Genomics, Skin, Bones, Muscles & Joints, Patient Care, Women in Medicine, Cells, Genetics & Genomics, Skin, Bones, Muscles & Joints

    By developing diagnostic tests, screening programs, and treatments for disorders once untreatable and poorly understood,…

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    F. Estelle R. Simons, MD

    Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity

    Dr. Estelle Simons, a clinician scientist, is internationally renowned for research on the pharmacologic management of allergic diseases,…

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    May Cohen, MD

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

    May Cohen has championed the unique concerns of women in medicine and pioneered the inclusion of women’s health in medical education.

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