Awards and Recognition

North York General Hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of Canada's leading community academic hospitals. Our staff and physicians are regularly recognized for their excellence in teaching and their contribution to health care.

See our complete 2017 archive.

Latest awards and recognition:  

Dr. David Kaplan named HQO's Chief of Clinical Quality
August 10, 2018
Dr. David Kaplan has been named Chief of Clinical Quality at Health Quality Ontario (HQO). In his new role, Dr. Kaplan will provide expert clinical leadership for advancing Ontario's quality agenda. He will participate as a member of HQO's senior leadership team, identify opportunities to support a provincial quality agenda with input and participation among a robust provincial network of clinicians, and will be instrumental in continuing to raise participation in HQO's activities among health professionals. He also will continue to assist in developing strategic clinical partnerships that will help HQO fulfil its mandate and support the government's agenda. Read the complete article.   
Dr. Stephanie Klein wins OCFP's Family Medicine Resident of the Year Award
August 8, 2018
Dr. Stephanie Klein, a Physician in the Family Medicine Teaching Unit, has won the 2018 Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) Family Medicine Resident of the Year Award. The award recognizes outstanding teaching skills and commitment to education among family medicine residents currently enrolled in a family medicine residency program in Ontario. Dr. Klein received this prestigious OCFP designation after completing her residency at North York General Hospital and serving as Co-Chief Resident.

Dr. Karthika Devarajan honoured by University of Toronto
July 18, 2018
Dr. Karthika Devarajan is the recipient of the Social Responsibility Award in Global Women's Health and Vulnerable Populations presented by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Devarajan is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in North York General Hospital's Maternal, Newborn and Paediatric Care Program. The award recognizes the outstanding contribution of a faculty member and a resident in the development and/or implementation of socially responsible initiatives, program or research related to global women's health and vulnerable population. Read the complete article.

Dr. Linda Stirk appointed SOGC President

July 6, 2018
On June 29, Dr. Linda Stirk was appointed President of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC). The SOGC represents obstetricians/gynaecologists, family physicians, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals working in the field of sexual reproductive health.Dr. Stirk is the 75th President of the association and she will serve in this role from June 2018–June 2019.She holds an appointment at the University of Toronto and a hospital appointment at North York General Hospital.
Learn more about Dr. Stirk's role on the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists website.

Congratulations to our research grant recipients
June 13, 2018
The Exploration Fund is a biannual fund designed to encourage research investigations and innovative projects across North York General Hospital. The spring 2018 recipients are:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Improved pregnancy outcomes with Shirodkar cervical cerclage compared with McDonald cerclage
Award: $7,500

Katelyn Chown
Young women with breast cancer— meeting unmet needs through the nurse navigator model care
Award: $6,338