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Dedicated McMaster pediatrician designated as master

Published: Oct. 2, 2003

A well-known McMaster pediatrician is being recognized by the American College of Rheumatology today.

Dr. Peter Dent is only the sixth Canadian to be awarded a Master designation by the college. He is a noted researcher and clinician in pediatric rheumatology and he is currently associate vice-president of clinical service of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The designation from the American college is given to recognize members of high professional competence, ethics and moral standing who have furthered the art and science of rheumatology.

A graduate of the medical school of the University of Toronto, Dr. Dent, 67, joined McMaster in 1968. He pursued research in several areas, including rheumatology and cancer immunology.

He is a teacher in the Faculty of Health Sciences and a clinician with pediatric practices at McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton and the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario in London, Ont. This year, on behalf of the Faculty, Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, he has been the lead negotiator for an alternative funding plan contract with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. This contract will compensate physicians for their academic responsibilities. Dr. Dent has held several hospital and Faculty administrative positions, including Chief of Pediatrics at Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals from 1981 to 1990.

"Dr. Dent is one of the esteemed, dedicated physicians who have built our Faculty into the foremost institution it is today," said Dr. John Kelton, dean and vice-president of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

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