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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    Carol P. Herbert, MD

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

    Innovative health care educator and mentor promoting equitable and accessible health care for all.

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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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    Jean-Lucien Rouleau, MD

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

    Renowned cardiologist instrumental in developing life-saving medication sacubitril/valsartan for treatment of chronic heart failure.

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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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    Elaine A. Carty, MSN CNM

    Patient Care, Women in Medicine, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy, Health and Medical Education & Training

    Helped to promote legalization and professional recognition of midwifery throughout Canada

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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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    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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    Harvey Max Chochinov, MD PhD

    Patient Care, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy

    Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov’s recognition of our common humanity and our shared struggles informs his research in end-of-life care. His passionate…

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    Jean Gray, MD

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

    Praised and admired for her wide-ranging knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics, Dr. Jean Gray’s devotion to evidence…

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