Gentle Giant Award
Sylvia L. Asa, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
University of Toronto
University Health Network and Toronto Medical Laboratories
2005 Award Recipient
Dr. Asa has a distinguished career in Medicine, and her work in Pituitary and Thyroid Adenomas and Carcinomas has clearly marked her as a distinguished academician and researcher. However, her humanity, exceptional grace to those in need of help, and an extraordinary insight into the "Healing Arts", puts her on a level "above and beyond" the ordinary call of duty. The PNA is very proud to be able to honor the Chair of its Scientific Advisory Panel, Former President of the PNA, and exceptional co-worker with the Gentle Giant Award for 2005.
Dr. Asa is the Medical Director of Toronto Medical Laboratories and Pathologist-in-Chief at the University Health Network, a Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. She received her medical and post-doctorate degrees from the University of Toronto and completed her internship in internal medicine at Toronto General Hospital and the University of Toronto. She received her residency training in pathology at Mount Sinai Hospital, St. Michael's Hospital and the Toronto General Hospital, all affiliated with the University of Toronto. She subsequently was a research fellow in the Department of Pathology at St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto.