Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Remembering Dr. David Sackett

May 15, 2015

 Colourful, endlessly enthusiastic, hopelessly optimistic 

 Dr. David Sackett
 November 17, 1934 – May 13, 2015

His work has forever transformed both clinical medicine and clinical research.
View Dr. Sackett’s tribute video and biosketch from our 2000 Induction Ceremony.

Read his obituary (one of many) here


“He is building a bridge between basic science and real life application … and a bridge between the research community and the practitioner community … both those bridges are essential.”
   - Dr. R. Brian Haynes, currently Chief, Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University (quoted from 2000)


“… I think the only certain immortality anyone has is in the generations that follow. I would hope I would be remembered as someone who was able to    encourage, occasionally inspire … show young people how to engage in academic medical careers; to have the excitement and enjoyment of the process and do good for patients.”
- Dr. David Sackett