Faculty of Medicine Dean's Alumni Awards

Our MedAlumni network of over 55,000 leaders — including graduates of our life sciences, rehabilitation sciences, MD and MD/PhD programs, as well as more than 20,000 former residents and fellows — are making contributions in Canada and internationally.

We celebrate your impact with the Faculty of Medicine Dean's Alumni Awards.

2017 Dean's Alumni Award Recipients

Dr. Laurence Klotz Dr. Laurence Klotz (MD ’77, PGME ‘83) 

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Laurence Klotz (MD ’77, PGME ‘83) is honoured with the Dean's 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, celebrated for his significant impact on the treatment of prostate cancer, reducing the impact of treatment on quality of life for the betterment of patients worldwide. Dr. Klotz is Professor of Surgery in the Division of Urology at University of Toronto and urological oncologist and researcher at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.



Dr. Kelly MetcalfeDr. Kelly Metcalfe (PhD '02) 

2017 Rising Star Award

Dr. Kelly Metcalfe (PhD ’02) is recognized for her exemplary career and research achievements. She has led and continues to lead numerous international studies which have informed the way in which hereditary breast cancer is prevented and treated. Dr. Metcalfe is Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Scientist at the Familial Breast Cancer Research Institute at the Women’s College Research Institute.



Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan (PGME ’06, ’12) 

2017 Volunteerism Award

Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan (PGME ’06, ’12) has led and furthered the national cause of mental health in his native Kuwait, through pioneering efforts both clinically and in public mental health awareness. Dr. Alsuwaidan is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Kuwait University & University of Toronto, Head of Mental Health Unit at Mubarak Alkabeer Hospital, Residency Program Director at Kuwait Board of Psychiatry and President of the Kuwait Psychiatric Association.



Past Alumni Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award

Rising Star Award

Volunteerism Award

Nominate Outstanding Alumni

Help us recognize our outstanding alumni and share their achievements with the Faculty of Medicine community. Nominate an alumnus/a today for one of the following awards:

Alumna Fiona Wallace, 2016 Volunteer Award Winner, with Dean Trevor Young and Julie Lafford

Lifetime Achievement Award 

This award recognizes alumni whose outstanding career achievements have earned them national or international prominence. These contributions can encompass leadership, research, teaching, clinical care, administration or public service. The recipient will have demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and serves as a role model for current and future health care professionals.

Alumni Volunteerism Award 

This award honors alumni who have provided extraordinary volunteer service, demonstrating leadership through local or global work. Recipients have enriched the lives of others through their generous gifts of time and talent and through their involvement with the Faculty of Medicine or through civic, charitable and social causes beyond the scope of their clinical or academic appointments.

Rising Star Award

This award is presented to alumni who have graduated in the past 15 years in recognition of their outstanding service to the Faculty, their local medical/healthcare community, or a scientific or academic achievement. The recipient can receive this award for one specific achievement or for a body of work.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Individuals who hold a degree or certificate from the Faculty of Medicine are eligible for consideration (including former residents and fellows).
  • Nominations may be submitted by any individual, independently or on behalf of a group or institution. 
  • Nominees can only be nominated in one category per year. 
  • Nominators can only coordinate one nomination per year.

Please be sure to include with your submission:

  • A letter of nomination (no more than 250 words) highlighting the nominee's achievements, and explaining why the nominee should receive the award. 
  • A complete and current copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae.
  • An additional letter of support from an individual familiar with the nominee's work (this person is different from the nominator).
  • Optional: Supporting documents (maximum two) that convey the importance of the nominee’s work. These can include notices and reviews, sample publications, media coverage, abstracts, etc. 

Please note that all nominations will be in consideration for three years.

Click here to submit your nomination.

The nomination period for the 2017 alumni awards has closed. Any nominations submitted will now be considered for the 2018 awards. If you have any questions about the awards, please contact MedAlumni's Karen Lee at kare.lee@utoronto.ca or (416) 978-3588. 

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