George Carruthers, FCAHS

Retired; former Professor and Chair of Medicine, Dalhousie University; former Professor in the departments of Medicine and Pharmacology and Toxicology, London Health Sciences Centre and Western University; Former Dean of Medicine, United Arab Emirates University (Lisburn, United Kingdom)

George Carruthers was an internist, clinical pharmacologist and hypertension specialist who pursued excellence in therapeutics through patient care, education, research and pharmaceutical policy. He has served government and related agencies such as PMPRB, pharmaceutical company advisory boards, and the legal profession on a range of drug-related issues, and has promoted the disciplines of clinical pharmacology and hypertension through leadership in national specialty societies. Administrative responsibilities at division, department, hospital and faculty levels encouraged patient care, research and the broad range of health-related education.

Dr. Carruthers is a medical graduate of Queen’s University, Belfast. He completed fellowship training at Kansas University Medical Center.

Dr. Carruthers has encouraged content expertise through the formal accreditation of North American training programs and practitioner standards, and has fostered funding collaborations with public and corporate research bodies, enabling the training of future practitioners. A past Ontario governor of the American College of Physicians, he has received the ACP Laureate award and been appointed a Master of the College.

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