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 Winner

2021

Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris

2020

Dr. Danielle Martin

2019

Dr. Kenneth Brayman

2018

Dr. Richard K. Reznick

2017

Dr. David C. Naylor

2016

Dr. Robert Lorenz

2015

Skeptical Scalpel

2014

Dr. Eben Alexander, III 

2013

Dr. Gerald Imber

2012

Dr. David Sugarbaker

2011

Dr. Kellie Leitch & Professor Anne Snowdon

2010

Dr. Steven Lowry 

2009

Hon. David Caplan

2008

Ms. Rachel North

2007

Professor  Peter Funch-Jenson

2006

Professor O. J. Garden

2005

Shukri F. Khuri

2004

Professor Richard Simmons

2003

Hon. Michael Kergin

2002

Dr. Arnold Aberman 

2001

Professor David Rowley

2000

Dr. Robert Buckman

1999

Dr. Miles F. Shore

1998

Dr. Nuala Kenny 

1997

Dr. Duncan G. Sinclair

1996

Dr. LaSalle Lefall, Jr.

1995

Col. Richard M. Satava

1994

Dr. John Wade

1993

Dr. R. Y. McMurtry 

1992

Dr. Luc Deschenes 

1991

Dr. McCollister Evarts 

1990

 

1989

Dr. Walter Pories 

1988

Dr. H. Scully 

1987

Dr. D. Mulder 

1986

Dr. W. O. Griffin

1985

Dr. E. B. Tovee

1984

Dr. B. Perey

1983

Dr. W. Silen

1982

Dr. B. Langer 

1981

Dr. R. M. Stone 

1980

Dr. W. R. Drucker

1979

Dr. A. Patterson 

1978

Dr. J. Maloney