Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Dr. Duncan Sinclair

Dr. Sinclair graduated from the University of Toronto, Ontario Veterinary College (DVM and VS) in 1958, where continued studies led to a masters of science in agriculture in 1960. Dr. Sinclair completed a PhD in physiology at Queen's University in 1963, followed by a Meres Senior Scholarship in Medical Research at St. John’s College, Cambridge University from 1963 – 1965. He then joined the faculty at Queen’s University in 1966 as a Markle Scholar in Academic Medicine.

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Dr. Julio S.G. Montaner, OC

In 1981, Dr. Montaner joined UBC and completed his postgraduate and residency training.  As a young internist, he treated some of the earliest cases of AIDS in Canada.

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Dr. John McCrae

Dr. McCrae was born in Guelph, Ontario and won a scholarship to the University of Toronto at 16. He did his residency at the Toronto General Hospital and worked for a short period at Johns Hopkins University with Dr. William Osler. He wrote poetry during this time, winning a Saturday Night short story competition in 1894. His poems were published in The Canadian Magazine, The Westminister and Massey's Magazine.  In 1899, he accepted a pathology fellowship at McGill University, but postponed this opportunity to join the second contingent of Canadian soldiers in the South African War.

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Dr. Alan Bernstein, OC

Dr. Bernstein returned to Canada in 1974 to join the faculty of the Ontario Cancer Institute. In 1985, he was appointed to the new Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, was named associate director in 1988 and then director of research (1994‐2000).  He attracted outstanding scientists and expanded the institute’s reputation and impact. 

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Dr. Bernard Langer

Upon completion of his medical degree, Dr. Langer completed postgraduate surgical training in Toronto, Houston and Boston.  He joined the Toronto General Hospital as a staff surgeon in 1963 and was appointed head of the division of general surgery in 1972. During his 17 year tenure, this division evolved from a broad-based clinical and teaching service to one with focused interests in specialty areas, placing equal importance on clinical care, teaching and research.  

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Dr. Salim Yusuf

Medically qualified in Bangalore in 1976, Dr. Yusuf received a Rhodes Scholarship and earned a DPhil from Oxford, during which time he (along with Richard Peto and Peter Sleight) initiated the concepts of large, simple trials, and meta-analysis. He coordinated the ISIS trial which set the structure for future international collaborative work in cardiovascular disease and demonstrated the value of beta-blockers in myocardial infarction.

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Dr. Ronald Worton

His work enabled definitive diagnosis and prognosis, a clear path to potential therapy and prevention through genetic counselling and prenatal diagnosis, and was pivotal in enabling identification of other genes responsible for other forms of muscular dystrophy.

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Dr. T. Jock Murray

Dr. Murray completed his undergraduate education at St. Francis Xavier University and graduated with honours from Dalhousie Medical School in 1963. Following two years in general practice, he trained in internal medicine and then in neurology in Halifax, London, and Toronto before joining the Dalhousie medical faculty in 1970. He became Professor of Medicine, Head of Neurology, Dean of Medicine, and Professor of Medical Humanities.

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Dr. Walter Mackenzie

Dr. Mackenzie received his BSc in 1927 and MD in 1932 from Dalhousie University and was honored as one of two Malcolm Honor Society Medal Winners. He began surgery training at McGill then moved to the Mayo Clinic in 1933 to complete his MSc.

In 1938, his new surgical practice in Edmonton was soon interrupted by service in the Royal Canadian Navy where he was rapidly promoted to Surgeon-Commander. He retired in 1945 having been awarded a Star Medal, the CVSM Medal, War Medal and a Defense Medal for his service to Canada.

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Dr. Adolfo de Bold

Dr. de Bold undertook his university training in the Faculty of Chemical Sciences at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina, where he obtained a professional degree in Clinical Biochemistry. He then completed his residency training in Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital Nacional de Clínicas, where he was Chief Resident.

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