Annual Awards

Ontario Rheumatologist
of the Year Award

Each year the ORA Nominations & Awards Committee issues a request to its membership to nominate candidates for this prestigious award. The Rheumatlogist of the Year award was established in order to recognize oustanding contributions in the field of rheumatology.


Rheumatologist of the Year Roll Call

  • 2020     Dr. Jane Purvis
  • 2019     Dr. Arthur Bookman
  • 2018     Dr. Deborah Levy
  • 2017     Dr. William Bensen (Posthumous Award)
  • 2016     Dr. Vandana Ahluwalia
  • 2015     Dr. Mary Bell
  • 2014     Dr. Ed Keystone
  • 2013     Dr. Janet Pope
  • 2012     Dr. Philip Baer
  • 2011     Dr. Claire Bombardier
  • 2010    Dr. Carter Thorne
  • 2009    Dr. Rachel Shupak
  • 2008    Dr. Peter Lee
A sample of the official ORA nomination form may be accessed via this link: ORA-Rheum-of-the-Year-Award