Dr. Dan Poenaru Wins Top Humanitarian Award

“Dan Poenaru is an extraordinary surgeon who has often placed himself in situations of danger and deprivation so that he could help patients.”

Andrew Padmos, MD, FRCPC, CEO of the Royal College

dr-poenaru-wins-award_featureDr. Dan Poenaru has won Canadian medicine’s top humanitarian award for dedicating his life to treating children throughout eastern Africa. He received the prestigious 2014 Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

“Dan Poenaru is an extraordinary surgeon who has often placed himself in situations of danger and deprivation so that he could help patients,” said Andrew Padmos, MD, FRCPC, CEO of the Royal College. “He embodies the values of dedication, courage and heartfelt humanitarianism that define the Teasdale-Corti award.”

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Dan’s award includes a $5,000 donation from the college to BethanyKids on his behalf. Congratulations, Dan, and thank you for your dedication to building God’s Kingdom and serving the children in East Africa!