2015 Recipients - Paediatric Academic Leadership Awards
Dr. George-Étienne Rivard
The Paediatric Chairs of Canada congratulate Dr. George-Étienne Rivard as PCC’s recipient of the 2015 Paediatric Academic Leadership - Clinician Practitioner Award.
This award is being presented to Dr. Rivard in recognition of a long-standing successful career that has “inspired generations of residents, clinical fellows and hematologists” including from his current role as Head of the division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at CHU Ste-Justine in Montréal, Québec.
His passion and commitment are strongly demonstrated in his continued mentorship of nurses and other allied professionals. His significant and influential contributions within the field of Hematology have benefited bedside care for patients locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. A remarkable number of publications and global presentations that have helped to establish his impact around the globe in the field of paediatric hemostasis.
Dr. Ron Gottesman
The Paediatric Chairs of Canada congratulate Dr. Ron Gottesman as PCC’s recipient of the 2015 Paediatric Academic Leadership - Clinician Educator Award.
After twenty-four years as Director of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at both the Department of Pediatrics at McGill University and Montreal Children's Hospital, PCC would like to recognize Dr. Gottesman's incredible service as an Intensivist and Medical Educator. With professional impact expands beyond daily efforts, his role as a medical educator has had direct impact and influence on more than fifty renowned Canadian intensivists. With his commitment and extraordinary service, “Critical Care Medicine” was designated as a Royal College specialty. Equally impressive is the fact that he is the only Paediatrician named as Chair of the Critical Care Medicine Specialty Committee.
Dr. Constantin Polychronakos
The Paediatric Chairs of Canada congratulate Dr. Constantin Polychronakos as PCC’s recipient of the 2015 Paediatric Academic Leadership - Clinician Investigator Award.
Currently a tenured Professor in McGill University's Department of Pediatrics, PCC recognizes Dr. Polychronakos' outstanding achievements as a Paediatric Endocrinologist and his international achievements in gene discovery into the causes of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. After fifteen years as Director of McGill's Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, his supervision of many trainees and the influential patents on innovative gene discoveries will contribute to science beyond expectations. His ability to successfully publish research in high impact journals only bolsters the impact of his expertise with unquantifiable influence for decades to come.