Phil Gold is the Douglas G. Cameron Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Physiology and Oncology, at McGill University. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine at McGill and Physician-in-Chief at the Montreal General Hospital. He is presently the Executive Director of the Clinical Research Centre of the McGill University Health Centre.
Dr. Gold’s early research led to the discovery and definition of the Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA), the blood test most frequently used in the diagnosis and management of patients with cancer. For this work, other studies, and his outstanding contributions as a medical educator, he has gained national and international recognition. He has been elected to numerous prestigious organizations and has been the recipient of such outstanding awards as the Gairdner Foundation Annual International Award, the Isaak Walton Killam Award in Medicine of the Canada Council, the National Cancer Institute of Canada R.M. Taylor Medal, the Heath Medal of the MD Anderson Hospital, the Inaugural Ernest C. Manning Foundation Award, the Johann-Georg-Zimmerman Prize for Cancer Research, Medizinische Hochschule, Germany, the ISOBM Abbott Award (Japan), the Award of the Academy of International Dental Studies, and the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal.
He has been elected to membership in the Royal Society of Canada, the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the Association of American Physicians (AAP), and Mastership in the American College of Physicians. His outstanding contributions to teaching have been recognized by an award as a Teacher of Distinction from his Factulty of Medicine. He has been honored by his country, his province his city, and his university by appointment as a Companion of the Order of Canada, an Officer of l’Ordre National du Québec, a member of the Academy of Great Montrealers; and a the recipient of the Gold Medal of the McGill University Graduate Society, respectively. He has been the Sir Arthur Sims Traveling Professor to the British Commonwealth. He has received a D.Sc (H.C. from McMAster University. In 2006, the Phil Gold Chair in Medicine was inaugurated at McGill University.