Knudtson admitted into Order of the University of Calgary

A pioneer of Interventional Cardiology in Canada, the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta‘s Dr. Merril Knudtson, Professor of Cardiac Science and Medicine, was admitted into the Order of the University of Calgary (OTUC) at convocation on May 13, 2010.

Dr. Knudtson flanked by Honourary Degree recipients Gail & David O'Brien as well as Interim President Veale and Chacellor Cuthbertson. Photo Credit - Dave Brown, UCalgary Imaging Services

Dr. Knudtson being congratulated by Chancellor Cuthbertson. Click image for May 2010 Convocation slide-show

Referring to the impact pioneering work in Interventional Cardiology has had over the last three decades, a UCalgary media story stated the following:

It could be argued that Knudtson’s work has directly or indirectly added millions of years of life to the Canadian population.

Congratulations Dr. Knudtson!

Keep Smilin’ 🙂

The OTUC was developed in 1994 as a result of a suggestion which came forward from the University of Calgary Senate. It honors worthy recipients who have a record of exemplary and distinguished service to the University.

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4 thoughts on “Knudtson admitted into Order of the University of Calgary

  1. Congratulations Dr. Knudtson. The Order of the University of Calgary is most fitting given the fantastic impact you’ve had nationally and beyond. You are like an iceberg – way more to you than meets the eye!

  2. Merril

    My sincere congratulations on this well deserved honour. I was proud to be with you on this special day


  3. Merril,
    Congratulations! I am so grateful to all you have done in the CV world but more so for all you have done for me personally. You are the reason I was able to get a PHD and become an academic/researcher. This honor is so deserved!

  4. Merril – no one is more deserving of this than you. You are a humble man, but every interventional program in Canada (and many internationally) have at least one person who was trained by you (or trained by someone you trained), and all of us are eternally grateful. In addition, you are the most visionary person I have ever met – your concept of APPROACH was years before its time, and has led to improvements in patient care, and the best part of my job for me! All the Best Michelle

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