MacOrtho is pleased to announce that Dr. Mohit Bhandari has been selected to receive the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award for the Sciences. Dr. Bhandari has dedicated many years of outstanding service to the medical profession and has been instrumental in raising the standards of orthopaedic care. Dr. Bhandari currently serves as Professor and Academic Head of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery as well as the Department of Surgery Associate Research Chair at McMaster University. He also holds a Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Trauma and Surgical Outcomes.
The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes McMaster University graduates who have attained a high level of distinction and achievement through scholarship, research, teaching, creative contributions to the arts or sciences and/or service to society. This Award is intended to honour alumni whose accomplishments and contributions are of national and/or international significance, and/or have had a seminal or transformative impact on their field of endeavour. Two Distinguished Alumni Awards are offered each year, one in the Arts (comprising Humanities, Performing and Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Business) and one in the Sciences (comprising Science, Engineering and Health Sciences).
Previous recipients of the Sciences award include Chil-Yong Kang ’71, HIV/AIDS Researcher; Rajendra Singh ’79, Professor and Director of the Center for Silicon Nanoelectronics, Clemson University; Robert Dynes ’65, former President, University of California; and Dr.Samantha Nutt ’91, Executive Director, War Child Canada.