Canadian Medical Hall of Fame


October 6, 2016

London, ON - Dr. Bryce Taylor, Chair of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) announced today that the following individuals have been selected for induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame:


Canadian Medical Hall of Fame - 2018 Recipients

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Emily Stowe MD

In the mid-1860s, a reorganization in the medical profession made it obligatory for homeopathic physicians and doctors trained in the United States to take further medical courses to obtain their licenses. It was not until 1871 that Dr. Stowe would be admitted to the school becoming one of the first two women to attend lectures at the Toronto School of Medicine. On July 16, 1880, she was finally granted her medical license by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.


Vladimir Hachinski MD

Some of our most important advances in understanding cerebrovascular diseases and their treatment are discoveries of Dr. Hachinski and his colleagues, including identification of a link between Alzheimer’s and stroke with David Cechetto and Shawn Whitehead, and the brain’s insula role in sudden death, along with a host of new concepts captured in his new terminology: multi-infarct dementia, leukoaraiosis, vascular cognitive impairment, and brain at risk stage.


Philip Berger MD

Refugees, addicts, the homeless, the poor, members of the LGBT community, people with HIV/AIDS, and victims of torture have all found an advocate in Dr. Berger who worked to promote methadone treatment, needle exchanges, documentation and recognition of the aftereffects of torture, academic infirmaries for the homeless, and clinical treatment of AIDS in Africa.  Many medical practices now considered standard were once controversial initiatives requiring courage to defend and achieve. 


Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg MD

By developing diagnostic tests, screening programs, and treatments for disorders once untreatable and poorly understood, Dr. Rockman-Greenberg has improved the lives of generations of children and their families.  Working closely with the communities themselves, she has carried advanced knowledge and skills from the research facilities of major universities directly to people who need them.


B. Brett Finlay PhD

A respected and honoured researcher in his field, recipient of numerous awards, credited with hundreds of frequently cited publications, Dr. Finlay is also known to a broader public as the co-author of the provocative best-seller, Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from An Oversanitized World, which presents to a popular audience scientific evidence concerning possible dangers of excessive sanitation in childhood environments.   The argument advanced by Dr. Finlay, and his co-author Dr.


Balfour Mount MD

A medical graduate of Queen’s University, Dr. Mount worked as a urologist at McGill University, and as a surgical oncologist at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine.  A 1973 research study of patients with life-limiting illnesses at McGill’s Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH), and his own personal experiences as a cancer patient, intensified Dr.


F. Estelle R. Simons MD

With colleagues in immunology, Dr. Simons elucidated important mechanisms of human interactions with the environment that lead to allergen sensitization and allergic disease, and investigated new approaches to immune modulation.

Many of her 570 peer-reviewed publications are widely cited. She has also edited or co-edited eight textbooks, including the major reference textbook Middleton’s Allergy: Principles and Practice. She has given more than 300 invited research presentations at major congresses, universities, and research institutes on six continents.


Michael Hayden MD PhD

Dr. Hayden moved to British Columbia from Harvard Medical School in 1983 to join the medical faculty of UBC. He currently serves as President of Global R&D and Chief Scientific Officer for TEVA Pharmaceuticals headquartered in Israel. Dr. Hayden is the most cited author in the world for HD and has written more than 840 peer-reviewed publications and invited submissions.  His research into the mechanisms of HD have produced reliable predictive tests and new opportunities for prevention and treatment.