Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Saying farewell to Dr. F. Clarke Fraser

January 5, 2015

Canada's first medical geneticist

Dr. F. Clarke Fraser
March 29, 1920 - December 17, 2014

F Clarke Fraser - Dec 17 2014

Board and staff of The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame were saddened by the news of the death of 2012 Laureate Dr. F. Clarke Fraser on December 17.  We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues. 

Read his online obituary and view his tribute video and biographical sketch from our 2012 Induction in Toronto.

“You could say I was a leader – but I was more like a castaway on a desert island without a map.”
- Dr. F. Clarke Fraser

“Dr. Fraser was almost the sole builder of medical genetics in the culture of medical practice and in the academic aspects of that … he is one of the people who put medical genetics on the agenda and on the map in Canada.”
- Dr. Charles Scriver

“He was one of the premiere clinician scientists in the history of Canada.”
- Dr. David S. Rosenblatt