July 2023Milestones

In memoriam: Dr. Martin Gyger

Condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of Dr. Martin Gyger, who are mourning his passing on July 6.

Dr. Gyger, a member of staff in the JGH Division of Hematology and a Professor of Medicine at McGill University, was nationally and internationally recognized for his expertise and research in haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. He was also a pioneer in allogeneic and autologous bone marrow transplantation in Québec.

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a relatively simple, painless procedure that does not require surgery or hospitalization for patients suffering from Hodgkin’s or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Having joined the JGH in 2002, Dr. Gyger served from 2007 until his retirement in 2018 as Director of the hospital’s Apheresis Clinic and its Bone Marrow Transplant Program.

To honor his outstanding accomplishments, the Martin Gyger Bone Marrow Transplant Award was established by the Division of Hematology. It is presented at the annual meeting of  the Association des médecins hématologues et oncologues du Québec to recognize high-calibre research by a trainee in bone marrow transplant.

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