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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    Thomas A. Dignan, MD

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

    Dr. Dignan is admired for his decades of devoted service to Indigenous Peoples in Canada. A Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory,…

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    Sir John Bell, BMBCh DM

    Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity, Leadership in Organizational Development

    Sir John Bell is the second Canadian, after the distinguished Sir William Osler, to occupy the prestigious Regius Professorship of Medicine at…

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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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    Joseph Martin, MD PhD

    Cells, Genetics & Genomics, Health and Medical Education & Training, Leadership in Organizational Development

    Dr. Joseph Martin’s innovative and collaborative work as Dean of Medicine at Harvard University, and his lifelong support of medical advancement…

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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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    Rémi Quirion, PhD

    Brain & Mind, Leadership in Organizational Development, Health Policy

    Scientist-administrators like Dr. Quirion help ensure that great projects of science, grounded in basic research, will continue to generate social…

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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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    Naranjan S. Dhalla, PhD

    Heart & Vessels, Global Health, Leadership in Organizational Development

    For several decades, as Secretary General and President of ISHR, Dr. Dhalla has worked to internationalize research in basic cardiovascular…

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    Vladimir Hachinski, MD

    Brain & Mind, Brain & Mind, Leadership in Organizational Development

    Dr. Vladimir Hachinski is a world-renowned neurologist, a foremost authority in the field of stroke, dementia and Alzheimer’s research and an…

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