Dr. Abraham Fuks

MD, CM, FRCP(C), Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University 

Dr. Abraham Fuks is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University where he obtained his M.D.,C.M. in 1970 and where he is currently a Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Pathology and Oncology. His research interests have included the immunogenetics of diabetes, the biology of tumor-associated antigens and cell adhesion molecules, and ethical aspects of the design of trials involving human subjects. He is a clinical immunologist who has taught immunology, molecular aspects of malignancy, research ethics and clinical reasoning. Dr. Fuks served as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill from 1995 to 2006 and was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard University in 2007-2008. He has an ongoing scholarly interest in the language of medicine and its metaphoric structure and in the role of narratives in the patient-physician relationship. He has recently authored (along with Drs J. Donald Boudreau and Eric J. Cassell) Physicianship and the Rebirth of Medical Education (Oxford University Press).