Merril Knudtson named to Order of Canada

Calgary cardiologist and Libin member Merril Knudtson was named into the Order of Canada on June 29. Photo courtesy of Colin Zak.

Earlier today,  Dr. Merril Knudtson, Libin member and  cardiologist at the University of Calgary, was named among the new members of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour. He joins 70 other new appointments, including former Alberta premier Ralph Klein and Lois Mitchell, who were announced by Governor General David Johnston.

Knudtson is recognized for his contributions to cardiology and health care. In 1995, he had the vision for and created the APPROACH project (Alberta Provincial Project for Outcomes Assessments in Coronary Heart Disease). The database tracks the long-term outcome of cardiac patients across Canada.

Join us in congratulating him on this great honour!

For more on this award, visit

More news coverage:

National Post

“AHS Physicians Named to Order of Canada” on


One thought on “Merril Knudtson named to Order of Canada

  1. Congratulations Dr. Knudtson on this well deserved recognition. You having been largely responsible for the wide-scale training of interventional cardiologists in Canada in the art of coronary angioplasty has reduced the number of cardiac surgeries and substantially increased the life-years of Canadians. Now the hundreds of thousands that were and continue to be helped know who to thank! It is an honour to know you!

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