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Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award: Recipients


Nadine Caron MD, MPH, FRCSC

Nadine Caron MD, MPH, FRCSC

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine (Northern Medical Program), University of British Columbia
Co-director, UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health

Dr. Caron currently resides in Prince George, B.C., where she provides surgical oncology care for those that call rural and remote Canada home. She is also an associate professor at the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, teaching in the Northern Medical Program. After graduating from UBC’s medical school, Dr. Caron completed postgraduate fellowship training in endocrine surgical oncology at the University of California, San Francisco, and earned a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University. She is also an associate faculty member in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, where she teaches for the Center for American Indian Health.

Dr. Caron is Sagamok Anishnawbek (Ojibwa). Her work involves a variety of audiences and knowledge users, including governments, provincial health authorities, national medical organizations, health research funding bodies, and several universities to achieve identified and overlapping objectives. In 2014, Dr. Caron was appointed co-director of the UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health located at UBC’s School of Population and Public Health.


Dr. Karen Hill, Ontario