Dr Michael Klein appointed to the Order of Canada

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 58 , No. 7 , September 2016 , Pages 402-403 News

Dr Michael Klein has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada. Recognized for his sustained contributions to integrating family medicine and maternity care in Canada, Dr Klein is one of 113 recipients who earned the honor this year. Dr Klein fled to Canada in 1967 after refusing to serve as an officer in the US Army Medical Corps during the Vietnam War and became a family physician, pediatrician, leading researcher in maternity care, and emeritus professor in UBC’s Department of Family Practice and Pediatrics. The College of Family Physicians of Canada named him as one of the Top 20 Pioneers of Family Medicine Research in Canada for his research in childbirth and maternal health, and his work on routine episiotomies. His landmark episiotomy study, “Does episiotomy prevent perineal trauma and pelvic floor relaxation? First North American trial of episiotomy,” was selected as one of the “ten most notable family medicine research studies in Canada” by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Congratulations, Dr Klein.

. Dr Michael Klein appointed to the Order of Canada. BCMJ, Vol. 58, No. 7, September, 2016, Page(s) 402-403 - News.



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