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.

Are you interested in which Laureates relate to a specific disease, or specialty?

    David J.A. Jenkins, DM DPhil DSc

    Diabetes, Diabetes, Digestion

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

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    John J.R. Macleod, MB ChB

    Diabetes, Evidence-based Medicine & Clinical Trials, Diabetes

    Playing a vital – though often neglected – role in the discovery of insulin, and making a world-class, history-making…

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    James Collip, MD PhD

    Hormones, Diabetes, Diabetes

    Dr. James Collip is perhaps best known as a member of the team that discovered Insulin. Long after his role in that momentous discovery, however,…

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    Sir Frederick Banting, MD

    Diabetes, Hormones, Diabetes

    Before the work of Sir Frederick Banting, diabetes was a deadly childhood condition. In 1923, Banting and his team announced their discovery of…

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    Charles H. Best, MD DSc

    Blood, Diabetes, Heart & Vessels, Leadership in Organizational Development, Hormones, Diabetes

    Dr. Charles Best had not even graduated medical school when he became involved in one of the most important medical breakthroughs of the 20th…

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