Two McMaster professors receive Order of Ontario

December 15, 2016
    From left to right: Dr. Mehran Anvari, Dr. Anthony Chan

Dr. Mehran Anvari, a world-renowned surgical robotics pioneer, and Dr. Anthony Chan, a prominent pediatric hematologist and scientist, have been awarded the Order of Ontario.

Anvari, a professor of surgery and founding director of the Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation at McMaster University, was one of the first surgeons in Canada to use robotics in surgery. The centre supports the development of a new generation of medical robotics for early detection and treatment of cancers.

Chan is a McMaster professor of pediatrics who has advanced the care of children with thrombosis and stroke, including the use of clot-resistant catheters which may prevent childhood thrombosis worldwide.

The two faculty members were among 26 appointees to Ontario’s highest honour, announced this week by Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell.

“As Chancellor of the Order of Ontario, I proudly recognize 26 Ontarians who have demonstrated excellence and achievement at the highest level,” said Dowdeswell.

“They join a society of merit that has been an inspiration to Ontarians for 30 years. I offer them my warm congratulations on behalf of a grateful province.”

The Order of Ontario has recognized individuals whose exceptional achievement in their field has left a lasting legacy in the province, Canada and internationally.