Dr. Graydon Meneilly, former Head and Chair of the UBC Department of Medicine and Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine has been awarded the 2019 Canadian Association of Professors of Medicine’s Ronald Christie Award.
Each year the Ronald Christie Award is given to a former Chair of a Canadian Department of Medicine who has made outstanding contributions to academic medicine in Canada. Named after Dr. Ronald Christie, who is credited with making major contributions that changed the direction of academic medicine in Canada, the top candidate is chosen through a ranking process by the Canadian Association of Professors of Medicine.
This year the award was given to Dr. Graydon Meneilly, MD, FRCPC, MACP. Dr. Meneilly is a professor in the UBC Division of Geriatric Medicine and former Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia from 2002 until January 2017.
He has held peer-review funding from national and provincial research agencies and has a wide reputation in studies of diabetes and carbohydrate metabolism in the elderly. He has 125 peer-reviewed publications, has spoken and written widely in his areas of expertise, and has supervised many residents and graduate students. He is active in hospital service leadership and is currently Physician-in-Chief and Head, Department of Medicine, Vancouver Acute.
Dr. Meneilly brings broad perspectives of personal achievement in clinical investigation, an intense commitment to resident and student education, and innovative concepts of health service delivery across communities throughout the province.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Meneilly on this amazing achievement!