Two BC doctors to be inducted into Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 56 , No. 10 , December 2014 , Pages 484 News

Drs Judith G. Hall and Julio Montaner have been selected for induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (along with four other doctors from across Canada) for their national and international contributions to patient care, health systems, education, and research.


Dr Judith G. Hall
Dr Hall is a pediatrician and geneticist specializing in the genetic factors that affect children’s growth. With more than 325 publications, Dr Hall has been at the international forefront of genetics and pediatrics for more than 4 decades. Her particular interests include human congenital anomalies including neural tube defects, connective tissue disorders such as arthrogryposis and dwarfism, and disorders resulting in short stature. Data from her research are available in the Handbook of Physical Measurements. As head of pediatrics at UBC and BC Children’s Hospital, Dr Hall worked with physicians to develop guidelines for care of common disorders, and with lay groups to explain genetic disease that helped parents choose from among the care options available

Dr Julio Montaner
Dr Montaner led an international consortium of investigators to test the viability of a triple drug combination call-ed highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) to suppress HIV replication, thereby sending the disease into full and lasting remission. In 2000, the World Health Organization and the UNAIDS program adopted HAART as the global standard of therapy. Dr Montaner pioneered the notion of treatment as prevention (TasP), an expansion of HAART coverage, to decrease both the progression of HIV to AIDS and death and HIV transmission. He is the architect of the proposed UN 90-90-90 strategy aimed at ending the AIDS pandemic by 2030. His focus includes HAART access in hard-to-reach populations, including injection drug users, and the treatment of multiple-drug-resistant HIV infection. Dr Montaner is a professor of medicine at UBC, founding co-director of the Canadian HIV Trials Network, and director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Paul’s Hospital.  
The induction ceremony will be held on 23 April 2015 at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.



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