Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

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.


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.


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.


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.


Dr. Max Cynader

Dr. Cynader obtained his BSc at McGill University in 1967 and his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972. Following postdoctoral training, Dr. Cynader held positions at Dalhousie University in Halifax and joined the University of British Columbia (UBC) as Professor and Director of the Ophthalmology Research Group in 1988. He was appointed Founding Director of the Brain Research Centre in 1998 and more recently, the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health at Vancouver Coastal Health and UBC, which he helped build.


Dr. Bette Stephenson

Dr. Stephenson grew up with a deep admiration for the practice of medicine. Earning a medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1945, she was only one of ten girls to graduate out of a class of 142.


Dr. Charles H. Best

Throughout Banting and Best's research at The University of Toronto, Banting completed the surgical work and Best conducted post-surgery chemical analyses. By the end of the summer, their hard work and determination had paid off; Banting and Best had isolated insulin, an internal secretion produced by the pancreas that could be used to treat diabetes.


Dr. Armand Frappier

Graduating with a degree in medicine from the University of Montréal in 1930, Dr. Frappier spent two years at the Institut Pasteur in Paris working with the developers of the tuberculosis vaccine strain Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) before returning to become Director of laboratories for the Saint-Luc Hospital.