Toronto, ON Jan. 3, 2017 – The Ontario Medical Association congratulates its members on their recent appointments to the Order of Canada.
“On behalf of all of the members of the OMA I would like to offer my congratulations to these outstanding physicians,” said Dr. Virginia Walley, OMA President. “It is wonderful to see these innovators be recognized for their hard work and dedication to patients.”
Dr. Charles Haskell Tator was promoted to Officer in recognition for his advocacy as a world-renowned authority on concussions and for promoting increased safety in sports. He was first named a Member of the Order of Canada in 1999 for his work in the prevention and treatment of spinal cord injuries. An eminent researcher, neurosurgeon, professor and administrator, he launched the first Canadian acute spinal cord injury unit.
Dr. Michael Tymianski was named a Member for his contributions to neuroscience, particularly through his leadership in investigating new mechanisms to protect the brain following a stroke. He is the Canada Research Chair in Translational Stroke Research; a researcher and head of neurosurgery at University Health Network; and a professor at the University of Toronto.
These appointments were part of 100 new appointments announced by Governor General David Johnston on Dec. 30. The Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours, was established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Over the last 45 years, more than 6,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.
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