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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    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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    Harvey Max Chochinov, MD PhD

    Patient Care, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy

    Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov’s recognition of our common humanity and our shared struggles informs his research in end-of-life care. His passionate…

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    James Dosman, MD

    Lungs, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy, Global Health

    Dr. James A. Dosman has devoted his long career to improving and protecting the health of agricultural workers in Canada and throughout the world…

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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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    G. Brock Chisholm, MD

    Brain & Mind, Global Health, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy, Leadership in Organizational Development

    Dr. G. Brock Chisholm, who began his medical career as a physician in private practice, effectively became “Doctor to the World.”

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    Philip Berger, MD

    Patient Care, Service Abroad, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy

    Physicians resist the ravages of disease, and sometimes, the agendas and interests of governments. Dr. Philip Berger’s 40-year career is a record…

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    Balfour Mount, MD

    Patient Care, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy, Leadership in Organizational Development

    Dr. Balfour Mount has worked as a physician, lecturer and author to ensure compassion has kept pace with power in our treatment of life-limiting…

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    Justice Emmett Hall

    Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy, Health Policy

    When the Canadian government wanted to explore the feasibility of a national health insurance program. Justice Emmett Hall championed the cause…

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    David Naylor, MD DPhil

    Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy, Leadership in Organizational Development, Health Policy

    Accomplished physician-scientist C. David Naylor is broadly recognized for his visionary and extensive contributions to health research, education…

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