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

    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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    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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    Sir Charles Tupper, MD

    Patient Care, Leadership in Organizational Development, The Early Days - Health Care Pioneers, Health Policy

    After 13 years as a practicing physician, Sir Charles Tupper turned his sights to political service and rose to become the only physician to…

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    John McCrae, MD

    Patient Care, The Early Days - Health Care Pioneers

    John McCrae was an accomplished military medical clinician, leader and the famous author of “In Flanders’s Fields".

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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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    M. Vera Peters, MD

    Cancer, The Early Days - Health Care Pioneers, Women in Medicine

    Dr. Mildred Vera Peters is most notably recognized as an outstanding clinical investigator who changed the management of Hodgkin’s disease and…

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    Alan C. Burton, PhD

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

    Dr. Alan C. Burton creatively pioneered the intersection of physics and biology at a time when few imagined connecting the fields. As a result, Dr…

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    Elizabeth Bagshaw, MD

    The Early Days - Health Care Pioneers, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy, Women in Medicine, Female Reproduction

    Dr. Elizabeth Bagshaw’s devotion to women’s health is a treasured part of our nation’s medical heritage. As one of the early pioneers of women in…

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    Sainte Marguerite d’Youville

    Leadership in Organizational Development, Women in Medicine, The Early Days - Health Care Pioneers

    As a young widow at the age of 26, Marguerite d’Youville became a “Mother of Universal Charity”, dedicating her life to helping the unfortunate.<…

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