Dr. Rory Windrim named honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Fellowship is considered the RCPI's highest honour
Dr. Rory Windrim has recently been named an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, which is considered the highest honour bestowed by the RCPI.
Honorary fellowship in the RCPI is reserved for world leaders in medical science and those who have made an exceptional contribution to the welfare of communities in Ireland and internationally. Notable past honourees include Dr. Anthony Fauci, Irish President Michael D. Higgins (as well as former presidents Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese), and Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney, as well as our own Dr. Greg Ryan.
“This was an unexpected honour which I’m delighted to receive,” Dr. Windrim said.
Dr. Windrim received his medical training at Trinity College in Dublin, before relocating to St. John’s, N.L., to undertake his residency training in obstetrics and gynaecology. He moved to the University of Toronto in 1995 for his fellowship training before joining the staff of our Department’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division immediately afterward. He assumed the role of Head, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, in May 2022.
Dr. Windrim received the award at a ceremony in Dublin from RCPI vice-president Dr. Mary Higgins and the RCPI’s Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Chair Dr. Sam Coulter-Smith.
With his family at his side as he received the honour in Dublin, Dr. Windrim found himself reflecting on his own history there: “I started my career in Ireland, but left at a fairly junior stage, so this honour brings together the two phases of my career in a lovely way.”