Kergin Lecturers


The Kergin Lecture is named in the memory of Frederick Gordon Kergin, who was Chair of the Department of Surgery of the University of Toronto and Surgeon-in-Chief of the Toronto General Hospital from 1957 to 1966.  He was a pioneer of thoracic surgery in Canada and was President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.  In 1966 he was appointed Associate Dean in the Faculty of Medicine and was responsible for developing a new undergraduate curriculum and planning the conversion of Sunnybrook Hospital to a teaching institution with full-time faculty.  Dr. Kergin chaired the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Surgery for many years and served as a trustee of the R.S. McLaughlin Foundation. His major contribution to this hospital and the University was in education, particularly in structuring the residency programs such that an integrated program amongst all fully hospitals was established.  He died in 1974.  Professor Kergin was a man with eclectic interests that included teaching, research and university administration, as well as many outside-of-medicine.                        

YEAR

AWARD WINNERS

1978

Dr. J. Maloney

1979

Dr. A. Patterson

1980

Dr. W. R. Drucker

1981

Dr. R. M. Stone

1982

Dr. B. Langer

1983

Dr. W. Silen

1984

Dr. B. Perey

1985

Dr. E. B. Tovee

1986

Dr. W. O. Griffin

1987

Dr. D. Mulder

1988

Dr. H. Scully

1989

Dr. Walter Pories

1991

Dr. McCollister Evarts

1992

Dr. Luc Deschenes

1993

Dr. R. Y. McMurtry

1994

Dr. John Wade

1995

Col. Richard M. Satava

1996

Dr. LaSalle Lefall, Jr.

1997

Dr. Duncan G. Sinclair

1998

Dr. Nuala Kenny

1999

Dr. Miles F. Shore

2000

Dr. Robert Buckman

2001

Professor David Rowley

2002

Dr. Arnold Aberman

2003

Hon. Michael Kergin

2004

Professor Richard Simmons

2005

Shukri F. Khuri

2006

Professor O. J. Garden

2007

Professor  Peter Funch-Jenson

2008

Ms. Rachel North

2009

Hon. David Caplan

2010

Dr. Steven Lowry

2011

Dr. Kellie Leitch & Professor Anne Snowdon 

2012

Dr. David Sugarbaker

2013

Dr. Gerald Imber

2014

Dr. Eben Alexander, III

2015

Skeptical Scalpel

2016

Dr. Robert Lorenz