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Dr. Bernard Langer, UHN surgeon, was honoured with an induction into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. (Photo: The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame)​

UHN's Dr. Bernard Langer has been selected for induction to The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

Dr. Langer is recognized as a true innovator, a gifted surgeon and respected teacher.

His reputation for clinical excellence was unsurpassed during his surgical career. Considered a global pioneer of hepatobiliary/pancreatic (HPB) surgery, he developed a world leading academic HPB and liver transplant service while head of the division of surgery at Toronto General Hospital. As chair of the department of surgery at the University of Toronto, Dr. Langer established the first surgical full time practice plan in Canada to foster research and education, and developed the Surgeon Scientist Program, now a widely recognized and emulated model for training academic surgeons in Canada and in other countries.

This program and its graduates constitute one of Dr. Langer's enduring legacies. Dr. Langer was also instrumental in the creation of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Clinician Investigator Program and in the formation of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute.

Established in 1994, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) is a national charitable organization that fosters future generations of health professionals through the celebration of our country's rich medical history, scholarship program, and the delivery of both local and nationwide education programs for youth. Each year, up to six individuals are recognized for their extraordinary contribution to improving the health of Canadians and people world-wide.

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