Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

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Remarkable advancements at the University of Alberta in the study of hepatitis B, a disease affecting an estimated 350 million, are the result of Dr. Tyrrell's dedication and brilliant insight. Aware...
2011 Inductee
Dr. Alan Burton began his career as a high school physics teacher before immigrating to Canada at the age of 23 and becoming a graduate student in physics at the University of Toronto. Dr....
2010 Inductee
A strong believer in the power of education, Dr. Cochrane was lured towards an academic career at Dalhousie University in 1958. While in Halifax, he initiated the first Cystic Fibrosis clinic in the...
2010 Inductee
Dr. Phil Gold was born in Montreal and has remained faithful to his native city for most of his life. A brilliant mind with a distinguished record of scientific achievement in immunology and cancer,...
2010 Inductee
During his PhD program at McGill University in the 1960’s, Dr. Hogg was thoroughly trained in lung morphometry, stereology, respiratory physiology and pathophysiology. He later expanded his...
2010 Inductee
One cannot fully appreciate the impact of Dr. Peters’ work without taking into account the challenges she faced as a female in an era when women were not universally accepted as scientists. To...
2010 Inductee
Cyclosporine remains today as the drug of choice to combat tissue rejection after transplantation. He was responsible for the controversial but groundbreaking research that showed that cyclosporine,...
2010 Inductee
The world’s first non-commercial cobalt-60 therapy unit went into operation at the University of Saskatchewan in 1951 – the same year Dr. Fedoruk submitted her thesis in physics. Within ten years,...
2009 Inductee
Dr. Mak, through beautiful molecular approaches, discovered that T cells actually use an entirely different set of genes for antigen recognition. He showed that the T cell receptor for antigen was,...
2009 Inductee
In 1965, he developed the gate-control theory of pain in collaboration with neurophysiologist Dr. Patrick Wall. The theory produced an explosive growth of research and resulted in experimental and...
2009 Inductee
In addition, Dr. Tator showed that post-traumatic ischemia is a major secondary injury mechanism. He invented the inclined plane technique of functional assessment. Dr. Tator was one of the first to...
2009 Inductee
Dr. Vranic pioneered physiological and molecular mechanisms whereby exercise improves, or prevents onset of type 2 diabetes. He demonstrated a new mechanism whereby the muscle is protected against...
2009 Inductee

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