Canadian Pediatric Rheumatologist Invested into Order of Canada
Peter Dent, MD, professor emeritus of pediatrics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, was invested into the Order of Canada in May. The Order of Canada is the country’s highest civilian honor.
“Dr. Dent has had a substantial positive impact on healthcare, in Hamilton and far beyond, in so many ways during his long career as a researcher, clinician and administrator,” says Paul O’Byrne, dean and vice president of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. “This honor is well deserved.”
Dr. Dent’s 50-year career as a clinician holds many highlights. He joined McMaster’s School of Medicine (now known as Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine) in 1967, its sophomore year, as an immunologic research scientist. He went on to create Canada’s original multidisciplinary program in immunology and virology.