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Gold-Headed Cane Award Recipients

2017

Dr. Richard Hall
Halifax, Nova Scotia

The College is pleased to announce Dr. Richard Hall as the recipient of its 2017 Gold-Headed Cane Award. The College’s award recognizes an outstanding physician who exemplifies professionalism in service to their patients, profession, and community.

Dr. Hall is a pioneer of critical care medicine in Nova Scotia and founded the Annual Atlantic Canada Critical Care Conference in 2002. Dr. Hall’s commitment to education has inspired generations of physicians.

Dr. Hall completed his residencies in Anesthesia at Dalhousie University, and graduated from Clinical Pharmacology and Critical Care Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. In 1987, Dr. Hall joined Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine as Assistant Professor.

A leader, Dr. Hall has made significant contributions to the medical community, serving as president of various societies such as the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists, the Cardiovascular Thoracic Section, Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society and many more.

Dr. Hall presently practices medicine as the Site Chief at the Queen Elizabeth ll Health Sciences Centre’s Medical/Surgical/Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit. He is also Chair of the Nova Scotia District Health Authority’s Multi-site Research Ethics Board.

This annual provincial recognition is awarded at a co-sponsored Gold-Headed Cane Award ceremony in partnership with the Humanities in Medicine Program at Dalhousie University Medical School. The award will be presented to Dr. Hall at the Gold-Headed Cane Awards dinner on June 2nd, 2018.

2016

Dr. Peter Jackson
East Bay, Nova Scotia

2015

Dr. Mandi Irwin
Halifax, Nova Scotia

2014

Dr. John Fraser
Halifax, Nova Scotia

2013

Dr. Geoffrey Turnbull
Halifax, Nova Scotia

2012

Dr. Michael Igoe
Sydney, Nova Scotia

2011

Dr. Rajender Parkash
Halifax, Nova Scotia

2010

Dr. Timothy Benstead
Halifax, Nova Scotia

2009

Dr. Anne Barry
Kentville, Nova Scotia

2008

Dr. Lynn Johnston
Halifax, Nova Scotia