Preemie doctor Saroj Saigal celebrates 50 years at HHS
On January 20th, at the virtual MSA Winter Awards Meeting we have honoured our HHS physicians for their dedicated service and commitment to this organization, and to our patients and families. Among these committed foundational members of our MSA community, Dr. Saroj Saigal celebrates 50 years at HHS. To commemorate this occasion, the HHS Share published an article on February 16th. Please see preview below and read the full article here.
When Dr. Saroj Saigal began her career as a neonatologist in the early 1970s, caring for the tiniest premature infants was a fairly new medical specialty. At the time, there were just a handful of neonatal intensive care units (NICU) in Canada. After her training at McGill University, Saigal became aware of some forward-thinking plans for a new Regional Referral Tertiary Care Perinatal Unit in Hamilton, pioneered by neonatologist Dr. Jack Sinclair and McMaster University’s Chair of Pediatrics, Dr. Alvin Zipursky, so she decided to start her career here.
“Over the past 50 years, no other field has made such significant advancements in the survival and care of patients than neonatology.”
Fifty years later, she is still with Hamilton Health Sciences, caring for premature babies at McMaster Children’s Hospital, conducting research and making a difference in the lives of thousands of families.
“HHS is so proud to have had Dr. Saigal with our organization for 50 years,” says Rob MacIsaac, President and CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences. “She has had a successful career here and is a true inspiration.”