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James H. Graham Award of Merit: Recipients

2016

Allan S. MacDonald, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Allan S. MacDonald is a Professor Emeritus of Surgery at Dalhousie University and former director of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. He is also on staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and works part-time at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Amherst, N.S.

Dr. MacDonald started the Kidney Transplant Program in Halifax. He also directed Dalhousie’s Transplantation Research Laboratory from 1972-1982. Experiments from his lab led to the development of a new technique for pancreas transplantation that stood as the standard clinical operation for a decade. In 1980, he fulfilled a mandate to start a liver and pancreas transplant program. Over the next 10 years, this led to Atlantic Canada’s first clinical liver transplant and first pancreas graft. He also helped introduce laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy and adrenalectomy to Nova Scotia.

The author of over 200 scientific papers, he is widely regarded for his cancer research and for being a pioneering authority on transplantation and immunology. He has been an active member of multiple professional societies and was a member of Royal College Council from 1986-1994.

Dr. MacDonald received his medical degree from Dalhousie in 1963. This was followed by a General Surgery residency in Halifax. He also trained at Harvard University with Dr. Joseph E. Murray and at Cambridge University with Professor Sir Roy Calne.

2015

Dr William Wall, London

2014

Dr David S. Mulder, Montreal

2013

Dr Richard Reznick, Kingston

2012

Dr M. Ian Bowmer, Ottawa

2011

Dr Krishna Kumar, Regina

2010

Dr Jean Gray, Halifax

2009

Dr Robert McMurtry, London

2008

Dr Paul M. O’Byrne, Ancaster

2007

Dr Eldon R. Smith, Calgary

2006

Dr Samuel O. Freedman, Montréal

2005

Dr Jacques Des Marchais, Montréal

2004

M W. John A. Bulman, Winnipeg

2003

Dr Reginald Yabsley, Halifax

2002

Dr George Goldsand, Edmonton

2001

Dr Mamoru Watanabe, Calgary

2000

Dr Allan Ronald, Winnipeg

1999

Dr R.A. Macbeth, Don Mills

1998

Dr A. Maxwell House, St. John’s

1997

Dr Agnes Bishop, Ottawa

1996

Dr Victor Goldbloom, Montreal

1995

Drs Donald and Elizabeth Hillman, Manotick

1994

Dr James Fraser Mustard, Toronto

1993

Dr Jacques Genest, Montreal

1992

Dr Ian Rusted, St. John's

1991

Dr Louis Horlick, Saskatoon

1990

Dr John Evans, Toronto

1989

Dr Donald R. Wilson, Edmonton

1987

Dr Gordon S. Fahrni, Vancouver