Phil Gold

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Phil Gold
Born (1936-09-17) September 17, 1936 (age 87)
Alma materMcGill University
AwardsOrder of Canada
National Order of Quebec

Phil Gold CC GOQ FRSC FRCPC (born September 17, 1936) is a Canadian physician, scientist, professor and author.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, he received a BSc degree in 1957, a MSc degree in 1961, a MD degree in 1961,[1] and a PhD in 1965 from McGill University. He obtained his Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada fellowship certification in Internal Medicine in November 1966.

In 1965, he co-discovered with Samuel O. Freedman the carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), which resulted in a blood test used in the diagnosis and management of people with cancer.[2] [3]

He is the Douglas G. Cameron Professor of Medicine,[4] and Professor of Physiology and Oncology, at McGill University. He was Chairman of the Department of Medicine at McGill and Physician-in-Chief at the Montreal General Hospital.

In 1978, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada[5] and promoted to Companion in 1985. In 1989, he was made an Officer of the National Order of Quebec and promoted to Grand Officer in 2019. In 1977, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 1978, he was awarded the Gairdner Foundation International Award, awarded to three to six people for outstanding discoveries or contributions to medical science. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal and the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal. On April 13, 2010, he was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.[6]

Books[edit]

  • Freedman, Samuel O.; Gold, Phil (1976). Clinical Immunology. Hagerstown, Md.: Harper & Row. ISBN 0-06-140834-4. OCLC 2189449.
  • Gold, Phil (2023). Gold's Rounds. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press. ISBN 978-0-2280-1758-5. OCLC 1350839675.[7]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McGill 1961 Yearbook, Faculty of Medicine Page 174". 1961". 1961.
  2. ^ Gold, P.; Freedman, S. O. (1965). "Discovery of the Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)". The Journal of Experimental Medicine. 122 (3): 467–481. doi:10.1084/jem.122.3.467. PMC 2138078. PMID 4953873.
  3. ^ "The Discovery of CEA". YouTube. McGill University. 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2023.
  4. ^ "Named/Endowed Chair Appointments at McGill University". Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic). McGill University. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Order of Canada citation". July 4, 1978. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
  6. ^ "Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Dr. Phil Gold 2010 Laureate". YouTube. CMHF. 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2023.
  7. ^ Gold, Phil (April 2023). Gold’s Rounds. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-2280-1758-5. OCLC 1350839675. Retrieved 23 August 2023.
  8. ^ "Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada". 1977.
  9. ^ a b c d e "Awards". McGill.ca. 2015.
  10. ^ "Canada Gairdner International Award". 1978.
  11. ^ "Officer of the Order of Canada". www.gg.ca. 1978.
  12. ^ "Manning Award for Development of a Cancer Blood test". 1982. Archived from the original on 2013-05-03.
  13. ^ "Companion of the Order of Canada". www.gg.ca. 1985.
  14. ^ "Appointed Grand Officer of the Order of Quebec". 2019.
  15. ^ "Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee Medal". www.gg.ca. 2002.
  16. ^ "AACC - Edwin F. Ullman Award". 2004.
  17. ^ "Canadian Medical Hall of Fame". 2010.
  18. ^ "Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee Medal". www.gg.ca. 2012.
  19. ^ "Queens University Honorary Doctorate". May 24, 2018.
  20. ^ "UBC Honorary Doctorate". 2019.
  21. ^ "UBC Vancouver 2019 Honorary Degree". YouTube. UBC. 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2023.
  22. ^ "McGill Medal". October 27, 2022.