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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    Salim Yusuf, MBBS DPhil

    Global Health, Heart & Vessels, Evidence-based Medicine & Clinical Trials

    Dr. Salim Yusuf is an internationally renowned cardiologist and epidemiologist whose work over 35 years has substantially…

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    Ronald Worton, PhD

    Leadership in Organizational Development, Cells, Genetics & Genomics

    Ronald Worton is known around the world for his work in human genetics and his isolation of the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy gene.

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    Walter C. Mackenzie, MD

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

    Dr. Walter C. Mackenzie was a true visionary and surgical statesman who fostered the concept of modern academic health centers.

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    Ian Rusted, MD

    Leadership in Organizational Development, Health and Medical Education & Training, Health Policy

    Courage, dedication and perseverance - these are the qualities it took for Dr. Ian Rusted to fulfil his dream of…

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    David MacLennan, PhD

    Cells, Genetics & Genomics, Skin, Bones, Muscles & Joints

    Dr. David MacLennan committed his career to exploring how calcium is regulated in the muscles and heart. After 30 years of tireless effort, he…

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    Claude Roy, MD

    Health and Medical Education & Training, Digestion, Digestion

    Pairing scientific insight with compassion for his young patients, Dr. Claude Roy is considered one of the early pioneers in paediatric…

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    Bette Stephenson, MD

    Leadership in Organizational Development, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy, Women in Medicine, Health and Medical Education & Training

    A pioneer and role model for women, Dr. Bette Stephenson had an outstanding career in the field of Canadian medicine, academics and politics. Dr…

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    Arnold Naimark, MD

    Leadership in Organizational Development, Health and Medical Education & Training

    As Dean of Medicine and later the President of the University of Manitoba, Dr. Arnold Naimark transformed the university’s faculty of medicine and…

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    Antoine Hakim, MD PhD

    Brain & Mind, Leadership in Organizational Development

    Through his work at the University of Ottawa’s Neuroscience Research Institute and his creation of the Canadian Stroke Network, Dr. Hakim…

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