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Distinguished Service Award

In recognition of services rendered to patients and the community which have enhanced the image of the physician through devotion to the highest ideals of the medical profession and in the promotion of the art and science of medicine through teaching, writing and administration.

  • 2020 — Dr. Sabina Ijaz
  • 2019 – Dr. Wes Palatnick
  • 2018 – Dr. Amarjit Arneja
  • 2017 – Dr. Molly Seshia
  • 2016 – Dr. David Rush
  • 2015 – Dr. Estelle Simons
  • 2014 – Dr. Michael West
  • 2013 – Dr. Brent Schacter
  • 2012 – Dr. Garry Krepart
  • 2011 – Dr. John Wade
  • 2010 – Dr. Arnold Naimark
  • 2009 – Dr. Douglas Hobson
  • 2008 – Dr. Gilbert J. Bretecher
  • 2007 – Dr. Anthony Miller
  • 2006 – Dr. David Mymin
  • 2005 – Dr. Henry Friesen
  • 2004 – Dr. William R. J. Rennie
  • 2003 – Dr. David Grewar
  • 2002 – Dr. Miroslaw F. Stranc
  • 2001 – Dr. Karl T. Riese
  • 2000 – Dr. Alvin J. Elliott
  • 1999 – Dr. J.E. (Ed) Hudson
  • 1998 – Dr. Desmond Ireland
  • 1997 – Dr. John Foerster
  • 1996 – Dr. T.E. Cuddy
  • 1995 – Dr. Donald W. Penner
  • 1994 – Dr. Allan R. Downs
  • 1993 – Dr. John M. Bowman
  • 1992 – Dr. Robin G. Krause
  • 1991 – Dr. William D. MacDiarmid
  • 1990 – Dr. Lyonel G. Israels
  • 1989 – Dr. Morley Cohen
  • 1988 – Dr. Charles M. Burns
  • 1987 – Dr. Claude H. Murphy
  • 1986 – Dr. John A. Hildes*
  • 1985 – Dr. Robert E. Beamish
  • 1984 – Dr. Lloyd C. Bartlett
  • 1983 – Not Awarded
  • 1982 – Not Awarded
  • 1981 – Not Awarded
  • 1980 – Not Awarded
  • 1979 – Dr. Albert A. Earn
  • 1978 – Dr. Kenneth R. Trueman*
  • 1977 – Dr. Cornelius W. Wiebe
  • 1976 – Dr. Paul H. T. Thorlakson
  • 1975 – Dr. Harry Medovy

*Awarded Posthumously

Physician of the Year

For significant contribution to the practice of medicine and/​or to the community by a member of Doctors Manitoba.

  • 2020 — Dr. Ken von Kuster
  • 2019 – Dr. Joanna Lynch
  • 2018 – Dr. Robert Menzies*
  • 2017 – Dr. Alewyn Vorster
  • 2016 – Dr. Fred Zeiler
  • 2015 – Dr. Johan du Plooy
  • 2014 – Dr. Ken Van Ameyde
  • 2013 – Dr. Denis Fortier
  • 2012 – Dr. Daniel Lindsay
  • 2011 – Dr. Daya Gupta
  • 2010 – Dr. Cornelius Woelk
  • 2009 – Dr. Joanne Embree
  • 2008 – Dr. Martin L. Weidman
  • 2007 – Dr. Stuart Hampton
  • 2006 – Dr. Ian Maxwell
  • 2005 – Dr. Oscar Domke
  • 2004 – Dr. Chander K. Gupta
  • 2003 – Dr. Don Dyck
  • 2002 – Dr. Kevin R. Coates
  • 2001 – Dr. James F. Ross
  • 2000 – Dr. June James
  • 1999 – Not Awarded
  • 1998 – Dr. Bud Opie
  • 1997 – Dr. Allan Lysack
  • 1996 – Dr. Derek Fewer
  • 1995 – Dr. Donald W. Rae
  • 1994 – Dr. Clive Wightman
  • 1993 – Dr. Vattakattu Jacob
  • 1992 – Dr. F. Patrick Doyle
  • 1991 – Dr. Beryl McQueen
  • 1990 – Dr. George Dow

*Awarded posthumously

Scholastic Award

For scholarly activity in the health professions (examples of scholarly activity are research, teaching and writing).

  • 2019 – Dr. Debrah Wirtzfeld
  • 2018 – Dr. John Embil
  • 2017 – Dr. Ryan Zarychanski
  • 2016 – Dr. Davinder Jassal
  • 2015 – Dr. Jitender Sareen
  • 2014 – Dr. Peter Nickerson
  • 2013 – Dr. James Blanchard
  • 2012 – Dr. Harvey Chochinov
  • 2011 – Dr. Stephen Moses
  • 2010 – Dr. Charles Bernstein
  • 2009 – Dr. John Gartner
  • 2008 – Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg
  • 2007 – Dr. Lindsay Nicolle
  • 2006 – Dr. Fred Aoki
  • 2005 – Dr. Philip Katz
  • 2004 – Not Awarded
  • 2003 – Dr. Francis A. Plummer
  • 2002 – Dr. Allan R. Ronald
  • 2001 – Dr. Nick Anthonisen
  • 2000 – Dr. Arnold H. Greenberg
  • 1999 – Dr. F. Estelle R. Simons
  • 1998 – Dr. Frank Gunston
  • 1997 – Dr. Frank Duerksen
  • 1996 – Dr. Helmut Unruh
  • 1995 – Dr. Henrique Rigatto
  • 1994 – Dr. N.S. Dhalla
  • 1993 – Dr. Frank A. Manning
  • 1992 – Dr. Garnette R. Sutherland
  • 1991 – Dr. Luis Oppenheimer
  • 1990 – Dr. Robert Ross
Health Administration Award

For contribution to policy and/​or administration of health care. (formerly Administrative Award) 

  • 2020 — Dr. Ricardo Lobato de Faria
  • 2019 – Dr. Don Klassen
  • 2018 – Dr. Alecs Chochinov
  • 2017 – Dr. Keevin Bernstein
  • 2016 – Dr. Murray Enns
  • 2015 – Dr. William (Bill) Pope
  • 2014 – Dr. Frank Plummer
  • 2013 – Dr. Catherine Cook
  • 2012 – Dr. Elizabeth Boustcha
  • 2011 – Dr. Michelle Alfa (Ph.D)
  • 2010 – Dr. Brock Wright
  • 2009 – Ms. Ada Ducas
  • 2008 – Dr. Margaret Fast
  • 2007 – Dr. Luis Oppenheimer
  • 2006 – Not awarded
  • 2005 – Dr. Bruce D. Martin
  • 2004 – Dr. Oscar G. Casiro
  • 2003 – Dr. Brian Postl
  • 2002 – Not Awarded
  • 2001 – Dr. Gerald K. Bristow
  • 2000 – Dr. Kenneth R. Brown
  • 1999 – Dr. Bryan Kirk
  • 1998 – Dr. Gary Beazley
  • 1997 – Dr. Daniel Snidal
  • 1996 – Dr. Max MacFarland
  • 1995 – Dr. A.J.W. Alcock
  • 1994 – Dr. J.B. (Ian) Sutherland
  • 1993 – Dr. George Johnson
  • 1992 – Not Awarded
  • 1991 – Dr. John G. Wade
  • 1990 – Dr. J.B. Morison
Health or Safety Promotion

For contribution towards improving and promoting the health or safety of Manitobans specifically or humanity generally.

  • 2020 — Dr. Yoav Keynan
  • 2019 – Dr. Kenneth Kasper
  • 2019 – Dr. Laurie Ireland
  • 2018 – Dr. James Bolton
  • 2017 – Dr. Gigi Osler
  • 2016 – Dr. Mark Prober
  • 2015 – Dr. John Embil
  • 2014 – Mr. David Northcott
  • 2013 – Not awarded
  • 2012 – Dr. Lynne Warda
  • 2011 – Ms. Rosalind Prober
  • 2010 – Dr. Roger Suss
  • 2009 – Dr. Greg Hammond
  • 2008 – Not Awarded
  • 2007 – Not Awarded
  • 2006 – Mr. Brian MacKinnon
  • 2005 – Dr. Gilles D. Pinette
  • 2004 – Mr. Mark A. Lubosch
  • 2003 – Ms. Gladys Cook
  • 2002 – Dr. Mark C. Taylor
  • 2001 – Cst. Susan Downs
  • 2000 – Dr. G. Brian Black
  • 1999 – Dr. Morley Lertzman
  • 1998 – Ms. Betty Havens
  • 1997 – Dr. Milton Tenenbein
  • 1996 – Dr. Ian Reid
  • 1995 – Dr. John L. Weeks
  • 1994 – Dr. Oscar Casiro
  • 1993 – Sgt. Gilles Ferland
  • 1992 – Dr. Charles A. Ferguson
  • 1991 – Dr. Richard S. Stanwick
  • 1990 – Mr. Len Manko
Dr. Jack Armstrong Humanitarian Award

For outstanding contributions by a member or former member of Doctors Manitoba in the service of humanity either in Canada or abroad. (formerly Humanitarian Award)

  • 2020 — Dr. Neil Craton
  • 2019 – Dr. Gerard McCarthy*
  • 2018 – Dr. Mathen Mathen
  • 2017 – Dr. Harold Booy
  • 2016 – Not Awarded
  • 2015 – Not Awarded
  • 2014 – Dr. Warren Froese
  • 2013 – Dr. Doug Maguire
  • 2012 – Dr. Frank Duerksen
  • 2011 – Dr. Chau Pham
  • 2010 – Dr. Pierre Plourde
  • 2009 – Dr. Habtu Demsas
  • 2008 – Dr. Mike Harlos
  • 2007 – Dr. Ferdinand Pauls
  • 2006 – Dr. Homer Janzen
  • 2005 – Not Awarded
  • 2004 – Not Awarded
  • 2003 – Not Awarded
  • 2002 – Not Awarded
  • 2001 – Dr. André Molgat
  • 2000 – Dr. Gerard F.J. Huot
  • 1999 – Dr. Norman Merkeley

*Awarded posthumously

Resident of the Year

For excellence in academic and clinical training and noteworthy contributions to the resident’s home program/​specialty or residency program.

  • 2020 — Dr. Clare Whitehead
  • 2019 – Dr. Terry Colbourne
  • 2018 – Dr. Signy Holmes
  • 2017 – Dr. Maria Bronson