Vancouver Medical Staff Hall of Honour 2019 inductees

The second-annual induction ceremony of the Vancouver Medical Staff Hall of Honour was held on 31 January 2019 at Vancouver General Hospital. The ceremony was well attended by the inductees’ families, friends, and colleagues. The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, provided the opening remarks. The inductees are all pioneers in their specialties who achieved national and international recognition for their contributions to clinical and academic medicine/surgery. As reflected by their induction into the Hall of Honour, the inductees greatly enhanced the profile of Vancouver General Hospital/UBC Hospital as well as the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

The 2019 inductees are:

  • Dr B. Lynn Beattie, professor emeritus of medicine and founding head, Division of Geriatrics
  • Dr H. Joachim Burhenne (1925–1996), former professor and chair, Department of Radiology, UBC, and past director, Department of Radiology, VGH
  • Dr Stephen M. Drance, OC, past head, UBC and VGH Departments of Opthalmology
  • Dr H. Rocke Robertson, CC, (1912–1998), inaugural chair, Department of Surgery, UBC
  • Dr Juhn A. Wada, OC, professor emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, UBC

The Hall of Honour Committee also sincerely thanks Drs Marie Chung and Stephen Chung, Ms Allison Harris and Ms Silvia Chang, Ms Brenda Kosaka, and Dr Frederick Mikelberg for composing the inductees’ biographies and participating in the induction ceremony. The committee also acknowledges the generous ongoing support of the Vancouver Medical, Dental, and Allied Staff Association, Vancouver Coastal Health.

—Eric M. Yoshida, OBC, MD, FRCPC
Hall of Honour Committee Chair
—Marshall Dahl, MD, PhD, FRCP
Past President VMDAS
—Stephen Nantel, MD, FRCP
Hall of Honour Committee Member
—Frances Perry, BSc
Administrative Assistant, VMDAS
—Jennifer Laxamana
Administrative Assistant, VMDAS
—Simon W. Rabkin, MD, FRCP
President VMDAS

Eric M. Yoshida, OBC, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, Marshall Dahl, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Stephen Nantel, MD, FRCPC, Frances Perry, BSc, Jennifer Laxamana, Simon W. Rabkin, MD, FRCPC, FACC. Vancouver Medical Staff Hall of Honour 2019 inductees. BCMJ, Vol. 61, No. 4, May, 2019, Page(s) 184 - News.



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