Dr. Calvin Gutkin, a family physician, served as Head of Emergency and Chief of Medical Staff of Credit Valley Hospital, and held the position of Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) for over 15 years.
Dr. Gutkin was a physician for Ontario and Canadian Special Olympics and the Toronto Youth Athletic Club which helped disadvantaged boys. He completed three terms on the National Board of The Michaelle Jean Foundation.
He has published numerous articles and presented keynote and other addresses at meetings across Canada, in the United States, and abroad.
In 2012 he was awarded “Honorary Membership” – the highest honour of the 105,000 member American Academy of Family Physicians – in recognition of his contributions to family medicine on both sides of the border. In 2012, Dr Gutkin also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal recognizing his leadership and contributions to Family Medicine in Canada.
“The Dr. Calvin L Gutkin Ambassador Award” is now presented annually by the CFPC to an outstanding individual who has demonstrated leadership in building relationships and fostering teamwork and collaboration among health care groups.