In September three BC physicians received the Order of BC in Victoria. Geneticist and health researcher Dr Michael Hayden has made outstanding contributions in the areas of genetics, Huntington disease, and other neurodegenerative diseases. With his colleagues, Dr Hayden identified seven causal genes for disabling and devastating diseases. He has built a leading centre for genetics research in Canada, cofounded three biotech companies, and founded the first summer camp for Huntington disease patients in North America.
Rural physician Dr Ray Markham is dedicated to serving his hometown and its surrounding small communities despite the many challenges faced by rural medical caregivers. He has championed computerized medical records, opened his clinic in the evening for working people, and performed surgery during his lunch hour, and he makes house calls and provides palliative care so people can die at home.
BC’s chief provincial screening radiologist and UBC professor Dr Linda Warren is a driving force behind the founding and continued excellence of the Screening Mammography Program of BC. This world-class screening program—North America’s first—serves as a model for jurisdictions around the world and has contributed to British Columbia’s breast cancer mortality becoming the lowest in Canada.
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