Tree planted in honour of Dr. Ramsay Gunton

Friday, June 14, 2013

A red maple was planted in front of the Siebens Drake Research Institute this afternoon in honour of Dr. Ramsay Gunton's commitment to medicine & research. His wife, Margrie also attended the short ceremony and luncheon.

Dr. Ramsay W. Gunton is an icon in London's medical community. He was involved in the planning of both University Hospital and Robarts Research Institute at Western.

He was among the first physicians in Canada to develop cardiac catheterization and served as Chair of the Department of Medicine at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is also a Member of the Order of Canada.

Dr. Gunton has a research chair in Cardiology at Western named in his honour, as well as the Annual Gunton Symposium in Cardiology at Robarts Research Institute.