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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    G. Brock Chisholm, MD

    Brain & Mind, Global Health, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy, Leadership in Organizational Development

    Dr. G. Brock Chisholm, who began his medical career as a physician in private practice, effectively became “Doctor to the World.”

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    Naranjan S. Dhalla, PhD

    Heart & Vessels, Global Health, Leadership in Organizational Development

    For several decades, as Secretary General and President of ISHR, Dr. Dhalla has worked to internationalize research in basic cardiovascular…

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    James Dosman, MD

    Lungs, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy, Global Health

    Dr. James A. Dosman has devoted his long career to improving and protecting the health of agricultural workers in Canada and throughout the world…

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    Mark Wainberg, PhD

    Global Health, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy, Patient Care, Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity

    Mark Wainberg’s research and advocacy around access to AIDS treatment are acknowledged to have helped save millions of lives.

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    Julio S.G. Montaner, MD

    Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity, Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunity, Global Health, Public Health, Health Promotion & Advocacy

    Dr. Julio Montaner is a determined and passionate visionary whose life work has directly contributed to stopping HIV and AIDS around the world

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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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    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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    John Dirks, MD

    Global Health, Leadership in Organizational Development, Genitourinary Tract

    Dr. John H. Dirks has elevated Canadian science and education to unprecedented heights, particularly in transforming the Gairdner Foundation…

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    Jean Dussault, MD

    Hormones, Global Health

    Before Dr. Dussault’s developed a screening test for congenital hypothyroidism, millions of children developed a tragic condition known as…

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