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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    Alan Bernstein, PhD

    Cancer, Global Health, Leadership in Organizational Development, Cells, Genetics & Genomics

    Alan Bernstein is a world-renowned health leader and researcher in the field of stem cell cancer research.

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    Phil Gold, MD PhD


    A brilliant mind with a distinguished record of scientific achievement in immunology and cancer, Dr. Phil Gold is known to many as a caring…

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    The Honourable Sylvia Fedoruk

    Cancer, Women in Medicine, Health Policy

    Sylvia Fedoruk was the only woman conducting medical-physics research in Canada in the 1950's. Her ground-breaking achievements have earned her…

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    Tak Wah Mak, PhD

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

    Dr. Tak Wah Mak is a world-renowned Canadian scientist whose legacy includes a series of critical discoveries in fields as diverse as immunology,…

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    Anthony Pawson, PhD

    Cells, Genetics & Genomics, Cancer

    Dr. Anthony Pawson was a biotechnologist and medical research investigator whose work has had a profound impact on biomedical research. His…

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    Ernest McCulloch, MD

    Cells, Genetics & Genomics, Leadership in Organizational Development, Cancer

    Dr. Ernest McCulloch, along with his colleague Dr. James Till, established the existence of stem cells and developed the framework of future stem…

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    Bernard Belleau, PhD

    Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity, Cancer, Leadership in Organizational Development

    Dr. Bernard Belleau was a Québec biochemist who made remarkable contributions to the world with his discovery of 3TC, a powerful drug in the…

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    Harold Johns, PhD

    Cancer, The Early Days - Health Care Pioneers, Patient Care

    Dr. Harold Elford Johns made a worldwide impact on medicine and, in particular, the fight against cancer. During the 1940s and 1950s, he invented…

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