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RAMSAY GUNTON

Ontario & University 1946 (30 July 1922 - 22 January 2015)

RAMSAY GUNTON

A distinguished medical scientist, professor of medicine and academic administrator. He was one of the first Canadian cardiologists to develop cardiac catheterization technique in Canada. Highlights of his career include being Head of the Department of Therapeutics at the Toronto General Hospital and Chair of the Department of Medicine at UWO. Dr Gunton was president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, board member and fellow of numerous Canadian and international medical associations. At UWO he was a member of the Board of Governors and one of the central figures in establishing University Hospital and Robarts Heart and Brain Institute in London, Ontario. He was the recipient of numerous honours and awards for his commitment to medicine and research, some of which include the Order of Canada and Professor Emeritus and Honourary LLD, UWO. Dr Gunton has a research chair in Cardiology at Western named in his honour, as well as the Annual Gunton Symposium in Cardiology at Robarts Research Institute.