Three BC physicians were among the group of 16 civic leaders appointed to the Order of British Columbia, the province’s highest honor. The Order of BC recognizes persons who have served with distinction and excelled in any field of endeavor to benefit the people of the province or elsewhere.
Dr Allen Eaves
Dr Eaves is a leukemia specialist and founder-owner of Vancouver’s STEMCELL Technologies Inc., the largest biotechnology company in Canada. Dr Eaves also founded the Terry Fox Laboratory and was its director for 25 years, and served on the board and as chair of Mitacs—a nonprofit, national research organization.
Dr Peter K.K. Wong
Dr Wong is a community leader, businessman, philanthropist, and physician who serves a large number of patients with multicultural backgrounds in Vancouver. In addition to his medical practice, Dr Wong has been an advocate for strong trade relations with China, participating in a number of trade missions with all levels of government and serving as a special advisor to the Musqueam Nation for Asia-Pacific affairs.
Dr Eric M. Yoshida
Dr Yoshida is recognized for his clinical care and research excellence in liver disease. Formerly medical director of the BC Liver Transplant Program, Dr Yoshida’s work enabled patients with hepatitis B to have successful liver transplants, and he established the first program in Canada to provide HIV patients with the right to be allowed liver transplantation. Dr Yoshida built a centre for excellence in liver disease that provides treatment, research, education, and collaboration with the medical community and the citizens of British Columbia, and created a clinical research centre in hepatitis and liver disease.
Congratulations, Drs Yoshida, Eaves and Wong.
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