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50th Anniversary Celebration!

obstetrics and gynecology 50th


Thank you to all who attended our 50th Anniversary Celebration! It was a great success.

  • For photos from the event ​click here

  • To see Dr. Mohide's 50 years of history slideshow click here

  • To watch the Debate "Residency Training - Better Then or Better Now?" click here

A note from Dr. Leyland:  

Dear Colleagues,

I want to very sincerely thank each and every one who contributed so immensely to the success of our recent 50th department of OB/GYN celebration. From all accounts everyone in attendance had a wonderful time.

The history of the department lecture was very well received Pat; it was such a great recounting of a history of excellence at McMaster.

The “great debate” in the afternoon was also very entertaining with Dr Blake and Dr Bates defending the fantastic (but indefensible) residency training of the past and Drs. Scattolon and Luketic enumerating the benefits of modern training through simulation and information technology as well as shorter work hours!

A big thank you to Dr. O’Byrne for coming to the meet and great on Friday night at the University Club and for making the important announcement on Saturday of the inaugural F.L. Johnson endowed chair for Obstetrics and Gynecology here at McMaster.

Thank you all for contributing and for participating in this important celebration,

Nick Leyland



Bev - Had to write you to congratulate you, Dr. Leyland and your staff and volunteers for the meeting just completed. All aspect of the celebration were first class. Thanks for such a fun walk down memory lane.
John Lamont (Residency Class of 1971, past faculty member)

Dear Nick and Bev,
Once again congratulations and sincere thanks for all your work.  For those who attended it was very meaningful.

Sincere thanks,
Jennifer Blake (Residency Class of 1982, past faculty member)

Thank you Dr. Leyland and all others that made the recent 50 year celebration of the Obstetrics and Gynecology department such a rewarding experience. It was so good to get reacquainted with those still there, who were my teachers during my residency back in the 1970's.
The historical presentation by Dr. Patrick Mohide and the memorial slides presented at the luncheon on Saturday were a reminder of the great heritage that existed and still exists in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Thank you very much;
Dr. Lorne Hanson (Residency Class of 1975)


Residency Class Winners

Highest percentage of class in attendance:

  • Denny DePetrillo – 1970
  • John Lamont – 1971
  • Michael Taylor – 1979

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