Honorary President of the Year

Highlighting outstanding careers

The Honorary President Award was first awarded at the inaugural meeting of the DMAA in 1958. Since then, we’ve honoured a different senior alumnus every year. Our recipients are always highly respected in their field, and their careers and service in the practice of medicine have been outstanding.

Dr. Ann Collins (MD '85)

Each year, the Dalhousie Medical Alumni Association celebrates the careers of our alumni who significantly contributed to the medical profession. One of the DMAA’s most prestigious awards is the Honourary President’s Award, bestowed to a senior local alumni, or past or present members of the Faculty of Medicine, who are highly respected and whose careers and services in the practice of medicine have been outstanding. This year, the Association is proud to present the 2019 Honourary President’s Award to Dr. Ann Collins. As a physician, Dr. Collins has deep roots in New Brunswick, with a family medicine practice serving more than 3,000 patients, as well as providing nursing home care and teaching family medicine residents at Dalhousie University for more than twenty years. She also recently became President Elect of the Canadian Medical Association.

Past award recipients

2017 Dr. Charles Maxner (MD’79)

2016 Dr. Margaret Casey (MD'68)

2015 Dr. Ivan Woolfrey (MD'65)

2014 Dr. John Stuart Soeldner (MD'59)

2013 Dr. Robert Baillie (MD'70)

2012 Dr. Jean Gray (PGM'72)

2011 Dr. Anthony Measham (MD'65)

2010 Dr. Dale Dauphine (MD'64)

2009 Dr. Ron Stewart (MD'70)

2008 Dr. David Fraser (MD'58)

2007 Dr. David T. Janigan (MD'57)

2006 Dr. Alex Gillis (MD'53)

2005 Dr. Merv Shaw (MD'65)

2004 Dr. Robert N. Anderson (MD'54)

2003 Dr. Dennis Johnston (MD'58)

2002 Dr. Harris Miller (MD'52)

2001 Dr. J. H. (Jack) Quigley (MD'51)

2000 Dr. Kenneth MacKinnon (MD'45)

1999 Dr. James F. Ross (MD'51)

1998 Dr. Burke Fullerton (MD'52)

1997 Dr. Lewis Woolner (MD'42)

1996 Dr. William F. Mason (MD'61)

1995 Dr. J.F.L. (Jack) Woodbury (MD'43)

1994 Dr. Alan Drysdale (MD'55)

1993 Dr. Emerson A. Moffitt (MD'51)

1992 Dr. Chester B. Stewart (MD'38)

1991 Dr. Irving A. Perlin (MD'43)

1990 Dr. Mary C. MacKay (MD'60)

1989 Dr. Allan J. MacLeod (MD'50)

1988 Dr. Joan M. Crosby (MD'51)

1987 Dr. J. Barbara Robinson (MD'47)

1986 Dr. N. Barrie Coward (MD'28)

1985 Dr. Donald I. Rice (MD'51)

1984 Dr. Carl K. Pearlman (MD'37)

1983 Dr. Robert O. Jones (MD'37)

1982 Dr. Donald R. Webster (MD'25)

1981 Dr. Kenneth M. Grant (MD'29)

1980 Dr. L. George Dewar (MD'43)

1979 Dr. Joseph B. MacDonald (MD'33)

1978 Dr. Angus E. Murray (MD'30)

1977 Dr. Frederick C. Jennings (MD'31)

1976 Dr. Willard C. O(MD’Brien (MD'19)

1975 Dr. Clarence M. Bethune (MD'31)

1974 Dr. Jeptha S. Munro (MD'19)

1973 Dr. John C. Wickwire (MD'27)

1972 Dr. David Drury (MD'18)

1971 Dr. Daniel F. MacInnis (MD'18)

1970 Dr. James W. Reid (MD'26)

1969 Dr. J. Percy McGrath (MD'17)

1968 Dr. H. Benge Atlee (MD'01)

1967 Dr. Gordon B. Wiswell (MD'14)

1966 Dr. Hugh W. Schwartz (MD'11)

1965 Dr. Stephen R. Johnston (MD'09)

1964 Dr. Robert A. MacLellan (MD'08)

1963 Dr. Daniel Murray (MD'03)

1962 Dr. James R. Corston (MD'02)

1960 Dr. Samuel Williamson (MD'96)

1958 Dr. Charles L. Gass (MD'14)