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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    Catherine Hankins, MD PhD

    Advanced community medicine with fair research practices and a focus on those in need

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    Allison McGeer, MD

    Women in Medicine, Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity, Health Policy

    Improved research-led policy to combat bacterial and viral infections

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    Noni MacDonald, MD

    Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity, Women in Medicine, Global Health, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy

    Forged inspiring new paths in preventing and treating paediatric infectious disease

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    Sir Thomas Roddick, MD

    Building our health organizations and systems

    Transformed Canadian medicine by standardizing education and care

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    Pieter R. Cullis, PhD

    Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity

    A leader in creating drug delivery systems to treat disease

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    John E. Dick, PhD

    Cells, Genetics & Genomics

    Revolutionized blood cancer research by discovering leukemia stem cells

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    Nahum Sonenberg, PhD

    Cells, Genetics & Genomics, Cancer, Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity

    A celebrated scientist of world reputation, Dr. Sonenberg has helped realize the health enhancing potential of biochemistry and molecular biology…

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    Stephen Blizzard, MD

    Health Policy, Leadership in Organizational Development, Patient Care

    A first-generation Black Canadian, and with the integral work and support of his wife Merle, Dr. Blizzard overcame systemic racism to become a…

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    Samuel Weiss PhD

    Patient Care, Brain & Mind, Leadership in Organizational Development

    Trailblazer in establishing neurogenesis research as a pathway to treatments for wasting diseases such as Parkinson’s,…

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