Dr. Michael Klein appointed to the Order of Canada

Dr. Michael KleinKlein, Michael Emeritus Professor in the Department of Family Practice and Pediatrics has recently been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada.   A family practitioner, pediatrician, advocate, professor and researcher he has played a vital role in placing maternity care at the heart of family medicine.  Over his career, he has addressed the harmful effects of widespread medical interventions, pushed for the adoption of family-friendly birth practices, the re-introduction of midwifery, the promotion of doulas in birth and the elimination of routine intrusive interventions such as episiotomy.  An influential mentor to many, his approaches are now widely adopted in maternity care.

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Congratulations, Dr. Klein!