John Callaghan

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John Callaghan
Born John Carter Callaghan
(1923-10-01)October 1, 1923
Hamilton, Ontario
Died April 6, 2004(2004-04-06) (aged 80)
Occupation cardiac surgeon
Awards Order of Canada
Alberta Order of Excellence

John Carter Callaghan, OC AOE (October 1, 1923 – April 6, 2004) was a Canadian cardiac surgeon who "pioneered open-heart surgery in Alberta" [1]

Born in Hamilton, Ontario on October 1, 1923,[2] he received his medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1946. In 1955, he joined the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Alberta Hospital and performed Canada’s first successful open heart surgery.[3]

In 1985, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1986, he was inducted into the Alberta Order of Excellence.


  1. ^ Order of Canada citation
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  3. ^ "Physicians Of The Century". 100 Years of Medicine in Alberta. Retrieved May 12, 2006. [permanent dead link]