A Generalist at Heart

Reading time: 6 minutes We recognize Ottawa’s Dr. Elizabeth Shouldice with a Council Award for her extraordinary work in helping her patients who suffer an addiction to opioids and those she cares for in the emergency department.

An Advocate for Equity

Reading time: 7 minutes Dr. Sharon Bal, a Cambridge family physician, is a tireless advocate for equity in medicine, especially when it comes to patient access to treatment and care throughout Ontario’s health system.

Advocate for the Elderly

Reading time: 6 minutes Dr. Mihaela Nicula, a Toronto geriatrician, was acknowledged for her dedication to the advancement of geriatric services and her excellence as a physician leader.

Trauma Surgeon an Advocate for Safer Gun Laws

Reading time: 6 minutes Dr. Najma Ahmed’s experiences as a trauma surgeon have shaped her advocacy for safer gun laws in Canada. We present her with an award for her work on behalf of patients and the public.

Best Possible Chance, Best Possible Care

Reading time: 5 minutes We recognize the outstanding work that Dr. Nicole Laferriere, an oncologist from Thunder Bay, provides to her patients.

Medicine’s Power Couple

Reading time: 5 minutes We celebrate husband and wife team, Drs. Stephen and Stephanie Milone, family physicians from Orangeville, with a well-deserved Council Award.

Big Rewards in a Small Town

Reading time: 5 minutes Dr. Steven Griffin, who was recently presented with a Council Award, said his hectic life in Bancroft suits him just fine.

Providing Hope

Reading time: 5 minutes As founder and lead at Sunnybrook’s specialty renal clinic for high-risk pregnancies, Dr. Michelle Hladunewich has helped hundreds of women living with renal disease have children.

The Dynamo of Kirkland Lake

Reading time: 4 minutes He may be Toronto-born and bred, but Council Award recipient Dr. Mark Spiller says building a life and a medical practice in Kirkland Lake was one of the best moves of his life. His grateful patients are quick to agree.

A Fierce Advocate for her Patients

Reading time: 5 minutes Dr. Marie Gear, a recently retired family physician from Teeswater, Ontario, is honoured for her years of dedication to her patients and her community.

Pediatric Rheumatologist Honoured with Council Award

Reading time: 4 minutes Dr. Rayfel Schneider, an international leader in pediatric rheumatology, is presented with a Council Award for his clinical excellence and scientific contributions.