Pavel HAMET

Pavel HAMET

2006 Scientific Scientific

Pavel Hamet is a Canada Research Chair on Predictive Genomics, Chief, Gene Medicine Services (CHUM), Member, Endocrinology Services (CHUM), Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Medicine (CHUM), and past Director-Founder of the Research Centre at the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal from 1996-2006. He is also a tenured Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Université de Montréal, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine at McGill University and Visiting Professor at the First Faculty of Medicine at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, where Pavel Hamet received his Doctorate in medicine in 1967.  He also received a Ph.D. in experimental medicine in 1972 from McGill University, his CSPQ in Endocrinology in 1974 from the Université de Montréal. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada since 1984 and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences founded in 2005.

Dr. Hamet is author and co-author of over 450 scientific publications and holds several international patents. He serves on many national and international boards including the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee of the Government of Canada. Active in many societies, Dr. Hamet is President-Elect of the International Society of Pathophysiology.

He received many prizes, including the "Harry Goldblatt Award" from the American Heart Association in 1990 for his achievements in the field of hypertension. In 1994, he was appointed Honorary Professor of the Shanghai II Medical University in China and received the Golden Medal of J.E. Purkyne of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, the same year. In 1996, Dr. Hamet received the Distinguished Scientist Award of The Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation and the Achievement Award of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. In January 2000, he was awarded the "Physician of Merit Medal" for the 20th Anniversary of the Journal L'Actualité médicale and in 2001, he received the prestigious Wilder-Penfield award from the Government of Quebec.  In 2005, Pavel Hamet was appointed Honorary Member of the Czech Medical Academy in February and in October, he received the Michel Sarrazin Prize from the Club de recherches cliniques du Québec for his contributions to the advancement of biomedical research, as well as the Canadian Hypertension Society Distinguished Service Award.