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FHS gallery inductees

Published: June 5, 2006
Alumni Gallery
2006 McMaster Alumni Gallery inductees: Mohit Bhandari, Peter James Newbery, and Louis Lamontagne

Three Faculty of Health Sciences alumni who have each travelled very different career paths are among the 2006 inductees to the McMaster Alumni Gallery.

The three were inducted during alumni weekend, along with eight other McMaster graduates from various faculties.

The FHS inductees are Mohit Bhandari, a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon, Louis Lamontagne, president of a biopharmaceutical company, and Peter James Newbery, a family physician who has worked in rural and isolated Canadian communities.

Bhandari, who is an assistant professor in McMaster’s Department of Surgery, graduated with his M.Sc. from McMaster in 1999. He also holds the Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Trauma and Surgical Outcomes. He has made significant contributions to the field of orthopedics in clinical research, and has earned numerous awards, including the Edouard J. Samson Award for a Canadian orthopedic surgeon with the greatest impact on research in the last five years.

Lamontagne graduated with a PhD in 1982, and is currently the president and CEO of PainCeptor Pharma Corporation, a Canadian-based private company focused on drug development for the treatment of acute and chronic pain. Prior to joining PainCeptor, he was the president of Neurochem Inc., which he transformed from the initial start-up into a competitive biopharmaceutical firm that completed the largest biotech IPO in Canada in 2000.

Newbery earned his MD at McMaster 30 years ago, and is a family physician in Hazelton, B.C., as well as a minister of the United Church of Canada. Until 2001, he was the director of the United Church Health Services in B.C., which operates five hospitals, eight medical clinics and employs hundreds of health care workers. He has been awarded both a Golden Jubilee Medal and membership in the Order of Canada, and was appointed in 2004 to the Order of British Columbia.

The Alumni Gallery is McMaster’s forum for honouring the outstanding achievements of its graduates.

 

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