Dr. Michael Dan of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation Board of Directors was one of 26 Ontarians recently invested into the Order of Ontario.
The Order of Ontario recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in any field benefiting the people of Ontario or anywhere in the world.
Dr. Dan was recognized for his achievements as a former neurosurgeon and as one of the province’s most generous philanthropists, supporting hospitals, local charities, First Nations health and human rights activities.
“I’m absolutely delighted to receive this honour and to be recognized among so many Ontarians who have achieved success and made valuable contributions across sectors,” says Dr. Dan, President of Gemini Power Corp. “I was also thrilled to be honoured alongside The Scarborough Hospital’s physician and supporter, Dr. Dhun Noria.”
Dr. Dan has had a long history with Scarborough – he grew up in the area, was cared for at The Scarborough Hospital at eight-years-old and his family-owned business, Novopharm, got its start here.
“As a child, I remember when the Scarborough Town Centre first opened,” says Dr. Dan. “It’s simple, I support The Scarborough Hospital because it was a part of my early childhood and the organization delivers on excellence in patient care.”
Dr. Dan has sat on The Scarborough Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors for three years.
“I believe the Scarborough community represents the best of Canada,” says Dr. Dan. “And, as a former health care professional, I believe that’s it’s my responsibility to support The Scarborough Hospital because it’s a direct investment in the overall health of the community.”
“Dr. Dan has been a great asset to our hospital and the Scarborough community, and we’re pleased to congratulate him on this tremendous achievement,” says Michael Mazza, President and CEO of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation.
Dr. Dan has a diverse background in neurosurgery, medical research, biotechnology and portfolio management. He is currently the President of Gemini Power Corp., a hydro-electric venture that works with native communities. He is also a trustee of the Paloma Foundation, which is primarily focused on assisting registered charitable organizations in the Greater Toronto Area that provide critical intervention programs for the homeless living in Toronto’s downtown core.