Awards and Recognition

North York General Hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of Canada's leading community academic hospitals. Our staff and physicians are regularly recognized for their excellence in teaching and their contribution to health care.

See our complete 2017 archive.

Latest awards and recognition:

Dr. Michael Quejada honoured by University of Toronto
May 2, 2017
Dr. Michael Quejadaof North York General Hospital's Department of Family and Community Medicine is the recipient of the University of Toronto's New Teacher Award, Postgraduate Clinical Teaching, Department of Family and Community Medicine. The award recognizes Dr. Quejada's outstanding contributions to teaching and learning at the university and educating our future health care professionals.

Dr. Clare Hutchinson receives Helen P. Batty Award
April 12, 2017
Dr. Clare Hutchinson is the recipient of the 2017 Helen P. Batty Award for Excellence and Achievement in Faculty Development in the category of Innovation in Program Development and Design. The award, presented by the Centre for Faculty Development (a partnership between the University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital), recognizes Dr. Hutchinson's great work in developing the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LInC) at North York General Hospital. Learn more.

NYGH receives funding for innovative breast cancer survivorship program

April 5, 2017
On April 3, North York General Hospital was selected as one of the new pilot projects of the Health Technologies Fund (HTF). The hospital will receive $500,000 from the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), for a Portal for Breast Cancer Survivorship pilot project. The project developed with partners and led by Dr. Fahima Osman, a Breast Surgical Oncologist at NYGH, aims to create a link between patients, their oncologist and their family physician to guide treatments through the survivorship stage and recommendations in an efficient manner. Read the complete article on the project led by Dr. Fahima Osman.

Dr. Everton Gooden recipient of Harry Jerome Trailblazer Award
April 4, 2017

Dr. Everton Gooden, Chief of Staff and Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee, is the recipient of the 2017 Harry Jerome Trailblazer Award. The prestigious Harry Jerome Awards, administered by the Black Business and Professional Association, recognize and honour excellence in African-Canadian achievement. See an article and video on Dr. Gooden's award.

Dr. Tarek Abdelhalim recognized for excellence in clinical teaching
March 14, 2017
Dr. Tarek Abdelhalim
of North York General Hospital's Department of Internal Medicine, has been chosen as one of the recipients of the 2017 PARO Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award for the University of Toronto. The award, presented by the Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO), recognizes his many invaluable contributions to the education and training of new physicians as well as his commitment to excellence as a clinician.

Genetic Counsellor Clare Gibbons plays role in enacting genetic discrimination law
March 9, 2017
On March 8, the federal government passed a genetic discrimination bill – Bill S-201—that forbids insurance companies and employers from obtaining Canadians' test results for genetic diseases or conditions. North York General Hospital (NYGH) Genetic Counsellor Clare Gibbons was invited to Ottawa to offer her insight into the issue. Learn more about Clare's role in helping to pass the bill in an article from the April issue of The Pulse, NYGH's community newsletter.