Yusuf named to medical hall of fame

The Hamilton Spectactor

The awards just keep piling up for Dr. Salim Yusuf.

The vice-president of research at Hamilton Health Sciences has now been named to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

In naming Yusuf one of its six inductees this year, the Hall of Fame said he has "transformed the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease with the impact of his research, saving millions of lives around the world."

"His current passion is the prevention of cardiovascular disease in countries that are unable to pay for life-saving drugs. He is at the forefront of research that will transform the developing world."

A Rhodes Scholar from India, Yusuf is also a mentor who has had an impact on the careers of many leading Canadian and international researchers.

Earlier this summer, Yusuf was also awarded the $25,000 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize from Western University. He has published more than 800 articles and is the only Canadian to make the list of the most-cited researchers in the world.

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