2017 award winner

The award was presented at the Department of Pediatrics 3rd Annual Spring Celebration on May 12, 2018.

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Dr. Jim Kellner!


Dr. Kellner has led the Department of Pediatrics for the last 10 years. His contributions have been numerous and have built the department we have today. Jim has led recruitment and growth that improved the care of children in our care as well as building academic contributions in terms of clinicial systems improvement, education and research. Our reserach output is on a steady climb at a rate well above many other departments within U of C. Within a period of growth Jim has set the stage for continued collaboration and collegiality among department members and with our partners in care in administration as well as the many other Departments we work with at ACH such as Surgery, Anesthesia, DI, psychiatry and others. Jim has led us to where our Department is today, buildng on the foundations created before him.




2016 Award Presentation

The awards were presented at an award event held in the Physician’s Lounge at ACH on Thursday, November 3rd. 

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Andrew Wong and Dr. Julian Midgley!

Dr. Andrew Wong

Dr. Andrew Wong

Dr. Wong has worked at ACH since 1986. He has dedicated his life to the care of children and has been exemplary in his treatment of patients and their families. He has been an exceptional teacher to medical students and residents. He recently developed the competency by design framework for pediatric surgery. He is an excellent leader and served as the Head of the Section of Pediatric Surgery from 1998-2008. He continues to work tirelessly and currently serves on the Surgery Strategic Clinical Network.


Dr. Sarah Hulland presenting the ward to Dr. Julian Midgley

Dr. Sarah Hulland presenting the ward to Dr. Julian Midgley



Dr. Midgley has been the head of the Pediatric Nephrology Division since 199, when Raymond Donckerwalcke left the department. He has seen the division grow from 2 (exhausted) members to a total of 6, and he oversees a division with the only solid organ transplant program in the hospital. The division manages a busy inpatient and outpatient service but Dr. Midgley has also been innovative with the development of joint nephrology-rheumatology and joint nephrology- urology clinics which have improved patient care in those children with these conditions. ACH was one of the first in Canada to adopt hemodiafiltration for children needing hemodialysis and was the first in the country to adopt the use of a new form of peritoneal dialysis (Adapted PD). None of these services or programs existed before Dr. Midgley became Division Head of Pediatric Nephrology.


Previous winners

2007 - Dr. C. William Hyndman
2006 - Dr. Ross Truscott
2005 - Dr. Peter Farran
2004 - Dr. Joyce Harder
2003 - Dr. Brent Scott

2016 - Dr. Andrew Wong
2016 - Dr. Julian Midgley
2014 - Dr. Jennifer Thull-Freedman
2013 - Dr. Joseph Vayalumkal
2012 - Dr. David Stephure
2008 - Dr. Francois Belanger