Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Health Leadership

Dr. Dirks’ scientific and academic impact was felt almost immediately upon gaining his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in 1957. After three successful years at the National Institutes...
2012 Inductee
Even at an early age, his dreams seemed bigger than his ability to achieve them. In Grade 8 he worked hard to make his school basketball team, and, despite his small size, accomplished the task....
2012 Inductee
Graduating in medicine from McGill University in 1904, Dr. Meakins studied at Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore and later in New York City at Presbyterian Hospital. In 1910, at the age of 28...
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
Starting in 1931, the “McEachern Study Committee” reported to the CMA on the lack of national attention being given to cancer diagnosis and treatment in Canada. These problems included a shortage of...
2006 Inductee
John Geral FitzGerald, “Canada’s Public Health Visionary”, was the eldest son of a pharmacist of Irish lineage. At age 16 he left home for the University of Toronto Medical School, graduating in 1903...
2004 Inductee
In 1988, Lalonde received the World Health Organization Medal for his exceptional contribution to health policy, and in 2002, he was selected by the Pan America Health Organization as one of eleven...
2004 Inductee
Following a three year Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota, LeClair returned to Canada to practice Internal Medicine and was active in numerous professional offices and medical,...
2004 Inductee
Feindel completed his MD at McGill University and, after completing his PhD in neuroanatomy at Oxford University and his neurosurgical residency in Montreal, Dr. Feindel worked for two years together...
2003 Inductee
Dr. Hollenberg was particularly noted for his skill in recruiting and mentoring promising young researchers and practitioners. From 1981 to 1993 he was Director of the Banting and Best Diabetes...
2003 Inductee

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