November Honour Roll
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Every month, staff, researchers, physicians, learners and teams across Unity Health Toronto celebrate important honours, achievements and awards. Congratulations to all who’ve been recognized in November!
Dr. Anju Anand, respirologist at St. Michael’s, has won the Temerty Faculty of Medicine Alumni Humanitarian Award. The award recognizes Anand’s work and advocacy with the South Asian community, particularly the co-founding of the South Asian COVID Task Force.
Congratulations to Drs. Hina Ansari, Nicole Doria and Alexia Ostrolenk, who’ve all been named as Health Canada 2023 System Impact Fellows! Ansari’s research focuses on applying an evidence-based approach to inform transformations to Canada’s primary care system, Doria’s research explores long-term care housing solutions for older adults experiencing homelessness and substance use, and Ostrolenk’s project aims to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement in supporting the autism community in Canada.
Dr. Yvonne Bombard has been made a member of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada. The society is a national, bilingual council of distinguished Canadian scholars, who’ve made remarkable contributions in the arts, humanities and sciences.
Drs. Laurent Brochard, Lawrence Leiter, John Sievenpiper, Arthur Slutsky and Subodh Verma – all physicians and scientists at St. Michael’s Hospital — have been ranked in the top 1 per cent by citations in the field of clinical medicine, by Clarivate. The annual ranking recognizes scientists who’ve demonstrated significant and broad influence in their fields over the past decade.
Dr. David Jenkins, physician and scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital, has been appointed to the Order of Ontario. The honour recognizes remarkable Ontarians who demonstrate outstanding merit and excellence in their fields.
Dr. Shobhit Mathur, radiologist at St. Michael’s, has won the award for Excellence in Clinical Practice Improvement by the University of Toronto’s Department of Medical Imaging. The award recognizes his leadership and contributions to improving quality of healthcare.
Ekene Nwajei, a medical school student at St. Michael’s, has been awarded the 2024 Society of Thoracic Surgeons – Looking to the Future Scholarship. Congratulations!
Dr. Jeffrey Perl, nephrologist at St. Michael’s, has received the Midcareer Leadership Award from the American Society of Nephrologists. The award recognizes individuals who’ve demonstrated exceptional leadership and achievements in clinical care, education and research throughout their career.
Dr. Michelle Sholzberg, hematologist at St. Michael’s Hospital, has been awarded the Dr. Jeffrey C. Lozon Physician Leadership Award. The award is given to a physician at St. Michael’s who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in promoting the mission and vision of the hospital.
Dr. David Wong, chief of ophthalmology at St. Michael’s, is part of a group of scientists, clinicians and engineers who has won the Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering. The group was recognized for addressing complex eye health problems using expertise from a range of backgrounds, including basic science, biomaterials and applied manufacturing.
Dr. Anne Wormsbecker, pediatrician at St. Joseph’s, received the 2023 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Physician assistant Professional Degree Program, from the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and the Michener Institute.