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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    David J.A. Jenkins, DM DPhil DSc

    Diabetes, Digestion, Health and Medical Education & Training, Heart & Vessels

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

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    Paul David, MD

    Heart & Vessels, Leadership in Organizational Development, Health Policy

    Dr. Paul David is considered Quebec's Father of Cardiology. An exceptional cardiologist with a pioneering spirit, Dr. David established the…

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    Wilfred G. Bigelow, MD

    Heart & Vessels, Heart & Vessels, The Early Days - Health Care Pioneers, Leadership in Organizational Development

    Considered a radical and dangerous idea at the time, Dr. Bigelow’s strategic use of hypothermia paved the way for the first successful open heart…

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    Maude Abbott, MD

    The Early Days - Health Care Pioneers, Women in Medicine, Heart & Vessels

    Dr. Maude Elizabeth Seymour Abbott was a pioneer in cardiology and helped lay the foundation for many more women to enter the field of medicine in…

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