Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award - 2016 Recipients

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University of British Columbia: DANIEL RAFF

The ICF Films / University of British Columbia
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD
in honour of Dr. Bryce Taylor

University of Alberta: JULIANNA DEUTSCHER

The University of Alberta
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

University of Calgary: MARGUERITE HEYNS

The Marty Kelman and Gilda Tanz / University of Calgary
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD
in honour of Saul and Mildred Kelman

University of Saskatchewan: DYLAN GINTER

The Anthony S. Fell
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD
in honour of Dr. Nizar Mahomed

University of Manitoba: DOROTHY YU

The ICF Films / University of Manitoba
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD
in honour of Dr. Bryce Taylor

Western University: AMANDA SAUVÉ

The Marty Kelman and Gilda Tanz / Western University
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD
in honour of Saul and Mildred Kelman

McMaster University: PETRA HROCH

The Anthony S. Fell
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD
in honour of Dr. Michael Baker

University of Toronto: SARAH SILVERBERG

The Mary and Brendan Calder / University of Toronto
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD
in honour of Dr. Paul Bernick

Northern Ontario School of Medicine: ANGELA CESCON

The Tony and Vita Altomare
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD
in honour of Dr. Bryce Taylor

Queen's University: ADAM MOSA

The Queen's University
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

University of Ottawa: HEATHER MCDONALD

The Marty Kelman and Gilda Tanz / University of Ottawa
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD
in honour of Saul and Mildred Kelman

McGill University: DOULIA HAMAD

The Marty Kelman and Gilda Tanz / McGill University
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD
in honour of Saul and Mildred Kelman

Université de Montréal: XIYA MA

The Mary and Brendan Calder / Université de Montréal
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD
in honour of Dr. Paul Bernick

Université de Sherbrooke: SARAH HÉBERT-SEROPIAN

The Tony and Vita Altomare / Université de Sherbrooke
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD
in honour of Dr. Bryce Taylor

Université Laval: JADE CHÉNARD-ROY

The Tony and Vita Altomare / Université Laval
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD
in honour of Dr. Bryce Taylor

Dalhousie University: ALLAN KEMBER

The Charles Tabachnick
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

Memorial University of Newfoundland: ANTHONY MAHER

The Charles Tabachnick
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

 

Daniel Raff
Born and raised in Edmonton, Daniel completed his Bachelor of Science with a focus in Microbiology and Immunology at UBC. As an undergraduate he was the president of the Microbiology Student Association and was chosen as the student representative to address his faculty and peers at their science faculty graduation ceremony. In the final year of his undergraduate, he was the first science student to take part in an entrepreneurial course, which traditionally brought engineers and business students together. It was during this time that he realized what could be accomplished when different disciplines collaborate closely. Daniel was inspired to bring these entrepreneurial lessons to medical learners and co-founded Hatching Health: an organization with the mandate of bridging the gap between engineers, designers, and medical learners to solve healthcare challenges. As a UBC medical student, Daniel has been an active member of the Global Health Initiative, where he straddled both the engineering and medical teams, formulating a clean water and health assessment of a remote village with the goals of research deployment in India. During his career, Daniel intends to bridge the gap between those with deep understandings of medical problems, and those with the capacity to help solve them.
Inspired by 1998 Laureate The Honourable Thomas Douglas

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Julianna Deutscher
Julianna’s commitment to her communities is led by her passion for social justice. While living in Red Deer, she began advocating for victims of human trafficking and served as a board member for the non-profit Magdalene House Society, an organization now operating a shelter for victims. After transferring to the Bachelor of Science program at the University of Alberta, she continued to raise awareness on trafficking and sought further ways to be engaged both on campus and in the Edmonton community. In addition to developing local initiatives advocating for vulnerable populations, Julianna has also completed projects abroad including volunteering as a translator for the Canadian Association of Medical Teams Abroad mission to Ecuador and completing a global health project in rural Peru. Julianna recently completed a studentship with the undergraduate medical education office to implement improved indigenous health, LGBTQ health, and human trafficking awareness into the undergraduate medical curriculum. As she begins the rural clerkship program in Whitecourt this year, she continues to be devoted to her developments in the field of community engagement. Julianna is honoured to receive this award as she works toward a medical practice that encompasses social justice and global health advocacy.
Inspired by 2003 Laureate Ste. Marguerite d'Youville

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Marguerite Heyns
Marguerite is a third year medical student at the University of Calgary. Her interest in medicine lies primarily in social medicine and its impact on the health of populations. She spent her early years living both in South Africa and a remote community in northern Alberta. Her early exposure to the impact of poverty and social determinants of health set her on a course to try and change the way some of the most marginalized populations access health. This goal was solidified when she spent six months working with migrant workers in Bangladesh, before starting medical school. On entering her first year of medical school, she noticed a disconnect between the current teachings in social medicine and the reality faced by many patients. She set out to change this. So far in her career, Marguerite has made a significant impact on the way LGBTQ and global health are taught at her university and nationally through the CFMS. Beyond patient care, Marguerite also has an interest in the wellbeing of medical students. She co-led a task force to address mistreatment at her university, resulting in significant policy changes and access to reporting for students. She is currently completing her clerkship in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Inspired by 2016 Laureate Dr. May Cohen

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Dylan Ginter
Dylan Ginter, born and raised in Saskatoon, achieved a three-year Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Pharmacology before entering into the College of Medicine in 2014. Dylan has a passion for Global Health and served as the Global Health Liaison for his Student Medical Society for the past two years. Through this position, Dylan has helped develop an informational pamphlet about Saskatchewan’s health care system targeted towards newcomers to Saskatchewan, served as member and co-chair for the 2015 and 2016 U of S Global Health Conference planning committee respectively, served two years as co-chair for the U of S global health focused student group, and helped establish a Northern Saskatchewan global health focused summer externship in collaboration with medical students at the U of C. Dylan is also part of the University of Saskatchewan’s global health certificate program, which consists of volunteering 40 hours at an inner city health clinic, a six week northern Saskatchewan practicum, and a six week international practicum. He has also volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Youth For Christ, completed a Deans’ research project, and has served on two other student groups while in medicine. Dylan hopes to pursue a career in pediatrics while continuing his involvement in global health.
Inspired by 1997 Laureate Dr. Henri J. Breault

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Dorothy Yu
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Dorothy completed her BScH in psychology at Queen’s University. Returning home to the University of Manitoba for medical school, Dorothy has been passionate about encouraging student involvement in advocacy initiatives. She co-founded the Student Advocacy Committee, created the Advocacy and Global Awareness Conference, and planned the first Medical Student Provincial Lobby Day in Manitoba. Serving as Global Health Advocate for her school, Dorothy collaborated with students across Canada to create Humans of Pharmacare, an initiative showcasing patient and healthcare worker stories reinforcing the need for a national Pharmacare strategy.  Dorothy also chaired the Family Medicine Interest Group, served on the Manitoba College of Family Physicians Executive Committee, and created “Just” a Family Physician, a project highlighting family physicians across Canada in an effort to combat the hidden curriculum. She chaired the Wellness Challenge, and designed a project studying predictors of imposter syndrome in medical students and residents. Dorothy has an interest in public health, and has conducted research on healthcare worker behaviour change as well as LGBTTQI* sexual health. Through her work, Dorothy hopes to promote physician wellness in medical education, and advocate for underprivileged populations.
Inspired by 2016 Laureate Dr. C. David Naylor

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Amanda Sauvé
Raised in Barrie, Ontario, Amanda earned her Bachelor of Medical Science specializing in physiology from Western University, remaining there to pursue her lifelong dream of studying medicine. As a Métis medical student, Amanda has established herself as a strong leader and advocate for Indigenous health. She is involved locally and nationally as an executive member of various education committees, researching and introducing Indigenous voice and perspective into Canadian medical education. She has co-authored policy papers and position statements on Indigenous health, and is working to develop educational tools for teaching the social determinants of Indigenous health. Amanda has also established herself as a strong advocate for mental health awareness. She developed an innovative narrative-based peer support workshop at Western, aimed partly to reduce mental health stigma and partly to promote positive networks and help-seeking behaviours in medical students impacted by mental health. She continues to advocate for changes in the stigma towards mental health in the medical field through continued research, conference participation and collaboration with Canada’s medical student leaders.
Inspired by 2009 Laureate Dr. Sylvia Fedoruk

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Petra Hroch
Petra Hroch is in her final year of medical school at McMaster University. Prior to beginning her medical degree, Petra completed a PhD in Sociology focused on environmental health and sustainable design at the University of Alberta. As a graduate student, Petra was a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholar and Killam Scholar and completed research abroad as a MSFSS Visiting Fellow in Environmental Humanities at the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Her doctoral work has been presented at international conferences and published in numerous journal articles and book chapters. As a medical student, Petra led McMaster’s Environmental Health student interest group, co-organized the McMaster Medicine Global Health Ethics Symposium, and collaborated with the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and student interest groups focused on health equity and social justice on a variety of research, education, and advocacy initiatives related to local and global environmental health.

“It is an immense honour to be selected as a recipient of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award for Medical Students. I'm inspired and humbled by the lives and accomplishments of the CMHF Laureates, moved by being selected for this prestigious award, and deeply motivated to continue to learn and contribute in creative ways to the future of health care in Canada as a physician, scholar, and advocate.”
Inspired by 1998 Laureate Dr. Roberta Bondar

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Sarah Silverberg
Sarah graduated with a Bachelors of Arts & Science from McMaster University prior to entering medical school at the University of Toronto. Stemming from her interdisciplinary education, Sarah is passionate about health policy and advocacy. She has worked with the Canadian Federation of Medical Students to develop advocacy curricula and focused institutional policies. Sarah has also developed grassroots education and advocacy amongst health professional students surrounding antimicrobial resistance and stewardship, leading a student team to create a national organization, the Students for Antimicrobial Stewardship Society (SASS). Through this initiative, Sarah has worked on a number of research and collaborative projects, including the establishment of SASS chapters at 8 Canadian medical schools, the development of inter-professional curricula in Toronto, and a review of medical education on the topic. Sarah hopes to continue to lead projects that bridge policy and research with clinical practice to strengthen the healthcare system.
Inspired by 2016 Laureate Dr. C. David Naylor

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Angela Cescon
Angela is a third year student at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, having completed her undergraduate studies at Queen’s and a Master of Public Health (Global Health) at Simon Fraser University. Her master’s research was conducted at the Perinatal HIV Research Unit in Soweto, South Africa. This work, focused on missed opportunities for prevention of vertical HIV transmission, was recognized with SFU’s Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal. Angela then joined the Epidemiology and Population Health team at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. She is an ongoing contributor in the field of clinical epidemiological HIV research in Canada, having co-authored >25 publications and serving as a co-investigator on several national projects. Inspired by many key mentors and colleagues along the way, Angela remains committed to conducting research that brings meaningful impact to policy and/or practice – ultimately improving the lives of those the research is meant to benefit.
Inspired by 2015 Laureate Dr. Julio Montaner

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Adam Mosa
Adam Mosa believes that exceptional patient care is built on a foundation of strong communication skills. In the past two years he has researched and advocated for the incorporation of patient feedback on communication skills in clerkship, working towards Queen’s becoming the first Canadian medical school to seek workplace-based patient feedback on student performance. He is involved in the Queen’s medical community as the Clerkship Curriculum Representative, past Editor-in-Chief of the Queen’s Medical Review, and a Co-Director for the Surgical Skills and Technology Elective Program. He is a third year Queen’s University School of Medicine student. Before medical school, he completed a BSc. in Biology and Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University, and an MSc. in Physiology at the University of Toronto, where he was a Junior Fellow of Massey College. On completion of medical school, he hopes to train as a pediatric plastic surgeon. In his spare time, Adam is a bicycle enthusiast and amateur mechanic who enjoys restoring and riding steel bicycles. When possible, he also nurtures a fascination with the history of medicine.

"I am tremendously grateful and humbled to receive this award from The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. This recognition is a reflection of the wonderful mentors who have guided and supported me. My application was inspired by CMHF Laureate Dr. John Dirks, whose generosity and humanism allows him to identify the best in others and motivates me to be a future leader that emulates those admirable qualities.”
Inspired by 2012 Laureate Dr. John Dirks

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Heather McDonald
Heather has grown up with a passion for science, medicine, and learning. She was born and raised in Ottawa where she entered a Biomedical Science degree. She graduated one year early as a gold medalist after her acceptance to medical school and thus obtained a General Science degree. During her undergraduate career, Heather worked in basic science laboratories at the University of Ottawa and the Heart Institute. Since entering medical school, she has become heavily involved in medical education innovation and research. Heather worked with mentors to develop and implement a non-clinical elective for fourth year medical students in an attempt to help ease the transition to surgical and anesthesia residencies. Along with the elective, she also designed a simulated pager app for medical student training. This past summer Heather worked on a qualitative research project looking at leadership in the operating room. Throughout her education, Heather has enjoyed volunteering as a swim coach with Special Olympics, and continues to volunteer part time throughout medical school.

“To be recognized by and associated with the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is an honour I never imagined. I am touched and so deeply grateful to have received this award; thank you to my school for the nomination and to the donors for their support. Medicine has given me so much joy and fulfillment and I aspire to give back to the medical and patient communities.”
Inspired by 1998 Laureate Dr. Maud L. Menten

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Doulia Hamad
Doulia Hamad is a third-year medical student at McGill University. Inspired by the work of Dr. Ronald Melzack, she dreams of leading innovation in healthcare through research, advocacy and leadership. As an undergraduate student, Doulia worked as a physiology course assistant and found a passion for basic and clinical research, which she continues to pursue today. She has worked as a suicidal crisis counselor since 2011, seeking to better understand the impact of illness and suffering on psychological well-being. She contributes to several global health initiatives including Projet CLIDEP, which promotes neurological care in Haiti through local clinics and specialty training. As the Executive President of the Medical Students’ Society (MSS), Doulia fought the stigma associated with mental health issues in medicine and led important political debates on healthcare accessibility. Moreover, she strengthened student-faculty relations and contributed to curricular reform in addition to developing sustainable practices and a lasting institutional memory for the MSS. Finally, she collaborated on the creation of several new initiatives in Equity, Gender and Sexuality, Academic Affairs, Mental Health, and Professionalism. Though the platform of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, she hopes to further inspire the practice of unprejudiced and collaborative medical leadership, locally and globally.
Inspired by 2009 Laureate Dr. Ronald Melzack

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Xiya Ma
Xiya believes that being a competent physician requires not only intellectual capabilities but also human sensibility and cultural understanding. Since her beginnings as a medical student at Université de Montréal, she has been passionate about global health and academic exchanges. She currently serves as national coordinator of research exchanges for the Québec chapter of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), and also as Supervising Board Member for research exchanges on the IFMSA International Team. Xiya regularly represents Québec medical students at IFMSA international meetings and has given many workshops on research and medical education to her peers both locally and internationally. Having a great interest for surgery, she also lead the Surgery Interest Group at her university for three years. Outside of the medical community, she represents her borough on the Montreal Youth Council to advocate for the needs of this population. Xiya is currently completing a Masters in Experimental Medicine as part of her MD-MSc pathway on peripheral nerve lesions and hopes to pursue her career as a clinician-investigator who gives back to her community.
Inspired by 2001 Laureate Dr. Lucille Teasdale-Corti

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Sarah Hèbert-Seropian
At the age of 17, Sarah left her Montreal home to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience at Brown University where she earned the Academic All-Ivy accolade in NCAA Division I college soccer. She was also honored for having, through total dedication, given the most of herself to her team. Sarah aspires to be an actor of positive change in her areas of influence. She is particularly interested in medical education and addressing the shortages of medical doctors in underserved communities. In 2016, she presented at the CCME the results of a project she has led for the past two years, which aims to promote her regional campus to medical school applicants. She has also devoted her efforts to mobilizing her peers to the cause of the Choosing Wisely campaign. Furthermore, Sarah seizes every opportunity to advocate for the best interest of patients: she has coauthored a position paper on the need for investing in psychotherapy, she lobbied for better legislation on tobacco products as well as for continued funding of an organ-retrieval center. She is president of her student union and has captained both Brown’s and her local university’s soccer team. She holds a master’s degree in Neuroscience from the University of Montreal.
Inspired by 2001 Laureate Dr. Lucille Teasdale-Corti

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Jade Chénard-Roy
Jade Chénard-Roy is an MD candidate at Université Laval who cares about the advancement of education. She was awarded the Governor General’s Medal in 2011 and 2013. At age 22, she had already made her mark on the Québec medical scene for her contribution to Cardio Virtuel, a mobile teaching application used in the province’s faculties of medicine. For the app, Jade put an innovative twist on graphics and animations to clearly explain complex cardiology concepts to students and doctors. She also produced English-language videos for McGill University’s Virtual Cardiology app. She subsequently took part in the 2016 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress to promote her creations. A great communicator, Jade has volunteered for a number of teaching activities. These included workshops on sexual health to raise awareness among high school students and English tutoring for women in need at a community organization. An avid traveler, she completed a neurology research internship in Denmark and has visited many countries. She played on the Rouge et Or badminton team, which has won a number of provincial and national awards. For her participation on the team, she also received a Leadership Award from Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec in 2015.    LE SOLEIL
Inspired by 2000 Laureate Dr. John Evans

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Allan Kember

Allan grew up in a family of six children in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. After obtaining his mechanical engineering degree from the University of New Brunswick in 2012, Allan worked in orthopedic research and development at Zimmer, Inc. in Indiana until 2014, when he began his medical studies at Dalhousie University.

Being an eye-witness of unconscionable and untold suffering on multiple occasions, he has been profoundly moved toward compassion for the world’s most impoverished and vulnerable. Allan’s main focus is addressing gaping disparities in reproductive, maternal, and newborn health, which plague low- and middle-income countries. He is most passionate about engineering a solution to the problem of persistent urinary incontinence following surgical closure of obstetric fistula but ultimately contends that fistula must be prevented. Allan currently leads an international, multidisciplinary collaboration responsible for several clinical trials investigating maternal sleeping position as a potential modifiable risk factor for stillbirth and low birth weight. With his colleagues, he is working on prediction and prevention of preeclampsia in Ghana and engineering hospital information systems in low-resource settings. Allan is the Director of Programs at Global Innovations for Reproductive Health & Life (Cleveland, USA) and a collaborator with Innovative Canadians for Change (Edmonton, Canada).

"I am extremely grateful for this award from The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and deeply indebted to the donors, those who have supported me, and those who have inspired me. This award will further my work to seek out and care for the impoverished sick and suffering, for those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Non nobis solum."
Inspired by 2011 Laureate Dr. Allan Ronald

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Anthony Maher
Anthony Maher is a third year medical student at Memorial University. A native of St. John’s, Anthony served as the Atlantic Regional Representative for the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) for 2015-2016. In addition to advocating on behalf of medical students in the Atlantic region, he was an active participant in the CFMS Education Committee and the annual CFMS Lobby Day on Parliament Hill. Anthony currently serves as the marketing director for The Rounds Table, a weekly podcast about major new research in medicine hosted by physicians at the University of Toronto. After just two years online, The Rounds Table is downloaded 3,000 times per month in over 60 countries. He has also played a leading role in the development of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Ambassador Program. Being passionate about health policy and advocacy, he has worked to encourage greater engagement of medical students, residents, and early-career physicians in the activities of the CMA. He will be continuing this work over the coming year as the student member of the CMA General Council Task Force. Anthony is actively involved with research in global health. He has assisted with projects on public-private partnerships and the impact of the World Bank in the health sector. Furthermore, he spent the summer of 2016 as a research fellow in the Department of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco. In this capacity he contributed to research investigating skin manifestations of Hepatitis C and HIV-associated Kaposi sarcoma. Prior to beginning medical school, Anthony studied common and civil law at McGill University. He also holds an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy from the University of Oxford, where he investigated the barriers to global action on non-communicable diseases. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa, graduating summa cum laude with an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Studies and Modern Languages. He is a former recipient of the Fulbright Canada Killam Fellowship.
Inspired by 1997 Laureate Sir Wilfred Grenfell

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