Posted on Dec 05, 2022
Rotary District Governor Richard Denton, Dr. Bogoch, Past District Governor Jack Lockhart (left to right)
Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Medicine, and an Infectious Diseases specialist and General Internist at the Toronto General Hospital, was designated as a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of his public service in the health care field, and in particular around COVID-19, both in Canada and abroad - for putting "Service above self". He was presented with his pin and certificate by District Governor Richard Denton and Past District Governor Jack Lockhart at the club's noon meeting before he addressed the room to talk about COVID-19, the flu and health care in Ontario.  North Bay Nugget article
Dr. Bogoch works at the intersection of clinical medicine, epidemiology, public health, and policy. He divides his clinical and research time between Toronto and several countries in Africa and Asia. Dr. Bogoch works closely with the Federal government and Ontario provincial government on the COVID-19 response, with a focus on vaccine rollout.
The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905. The Fellowship was established in his honour in 1957 to express appreciation for a contribution US$1,000 to the humanitarian and educational programs of The Rotary Foundation.
Rotarians also designate a Paul Harris Fellow to recognize another person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of The Rotary Foundation to build world understanding and peace. This is the highest recognition that Rotary clubs can bestow on an individual.