Improving health and patient outcomes Digestion

Our digestive system breaks our food into parts small enough for our body to absorb and be used for energy, growth and cell repair. Just as it handles our daily intake of fluids and solids, it has an important function in eliminating solid waste from our body. The digestive system comprises the mouth, esophagus, stomach, intestines, appendix, liver, pancreas and gallbladder.

Surgeons Doctor and patient
  1. 1960

  2. 1970

  3. 1980

  4. 1985

    Dr. Langer and his team performed the first liver transplant in Toronto

  5. 1990

  6. 1994

    Dr. Allison McGeer pioneered the use of molecular microbiology techniques to diagnose Whipple's disease

  7. 1996

    Daniel Drucker identifies the effects that GLP-2 has on small bowel proliferation in rats

  8. 2000

  9. 2010

  10. 2020

About the CMHF

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) celebrates Canadian heroes whose work advances health in Canada and the world, fostering future generations of health professionals through the delivery of local and national youth education programs and awards.

This enduring tribute to our country’s rich medical history is showcased here and in our physical exhibit hall in London, ON.