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Order of Canada
Thomas J. Marrie, C.M.
Halifax, Nova Scotia [Canada]
Member of the Order of Canada
Awarded on November 20, 2014; Invested on November 18, 2015
For his contributions as an expert in infectious diseases, as a medical educator, and as dean of medicine for both Dalhousie University and the University of Alberta.
Thomas Marrie is a prominent clinician, medical educator and administrator. His internationally renowned work on pneumonia has resulted in the definitive textbook on this infection, altered the way it is handled in hospitals and clinics, and resulted in evidence-based guidelines for its management and treatment. While dean of medicine at the University of Alberta and at Dalhousie University, he revamped their undergraduate medical education programs and earned accreditation for both faculties. He is also highly regarded for his mentorship of students and for leading the establishment of the first faculty of public health sciences at a Canadian university.