Fellows among 2022 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame laureates
Earlier this fall, the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) announced the names of its 2022 laureates. Among them are three Fellows and one Honorary Fellow. This continues a longstanding tradition of specialist recognition through the CMHF.
The laureates will be celebrated at an event in June 2022.
In the meantime, keep reading to find out who will be receiving this great honour.
Introducing the 2022 CMHF laureates
“The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is proud to welcome these six individuals whose outstanding contributions to health have made Canada, and the world, a better place,” says William L. Orovan, MD, FRCSC, chair of the CMHF. “Their impact is well documented, and they have earned their place alongside our 143 Laureates.
The Late Thomas A. Dignan, CM, MD, FRCPSC (Hon)
Dedicated his life to improving the health and well-being of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, creating safe spaces for systemic change and mentorship.
Revealed the potential for gut hormones to achieve dramatic clinical outcomes in the treatment of life-limiting and life-threatening metabolic and intestinal disorders.
Invented the glycemic index to classify carbohydrates and their effects on blood glucose levels, associated with the incidence of diabetes, stroke, and cardiovascular disease mortality.
Jonathan L. Meakins, OC, MD, FRCSC
Advanced safe and effective surgical technologies and demonstrated the relationship between weakened immune responses and poor surgical outcomes leading to significant improvements in clinical assessment and nutritional support for surgical patients worldwide.
Pioneered advances in the era of translation research, bringing ground-breaking laboratory discoveries into the world of practical medicine.
Unlocked the potential of big data systems analysis to clarify the social determinants of health helping inform effective policies in support of universal health care.