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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    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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    Noralou P. Roos, PhD

    Health Policy, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy, Women in Medicine

    Unlocked the potential of big data systems analysis to clarify the social determinants of health helping inform effective policies in support of…

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    Daniel J. Drucker, MD

    Evidence-based Medicine & Clinical Trials, Hormones, Digestion

    Revealed the potential for gut hormones to achieve dramatic clinical outcomes in the treatment of life-limiting and life-threatening metabolic and…

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    David J.A. Jenkins, DM DPhil DSc

    Diabetes, Digestion, Health and Medical Education & Training, Heart & Vessels

    Inventor of the glycemic index to classify carbohydrates and their effects on blood glucose levels

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    Sir John Bell, BMBCh DM

    Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity, Leadership in Organizational Development, Health and Medical Education & Training

    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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    Jonathan L. Meakins, MD

    Evidence-based Medicine & Clinical Trials, Patient Care, Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity

    Demonstrated the relationship between weakened immune responses and poor surgical outcomes, leading to significant improvements in assessment and…

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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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