On Tuesday, September 24, Max Cynader was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Inductees are chosen because their passion and innovative, visionary leadership has improved health worldwide.
Dr. Cynader is a world renowned neuroscientist in the area of vision and brain development. His scientific discoveries, biotechnology companies, and community outreach have led to new treatments and improved public understanding of the importance of brain health. As a tireless proponent of multi-disciplinary brain research, Dr. Cynader is the founding director of the Brain Research Centre at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute – one of Canada’s foremost neuroscience research communities. A creative and energetic leader, Dr. Cynader has been instrumental in the creation of the new Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, which will incorporate clinical research into patient care.
Dr. Cynader joins five other recipients from across the country in receiving this prestigious honour.
Established in 1994, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is a national charitable organization that fosters future generations of health professionals through the celebration of our country’s rich medical history, scholarship program, and the delivery of both local and nationwide education programs for youth. Each year, up to six individuals are recognized for their extraordinary contribution to improving the health of Canadians and people world-wide.