The Medico-Legal Society of Toronto
is delighted to announce the recipient of the 2022 MLST Award is Dr. Harold Becker!
The Medico-Legal Society of Toronto Award recognizes members of the medical, legal or scientific community who have made a significant contribution to their profession as well as to either the Society or the community at large. This year the MLST Award is presented to Dr. Harold Becker, Ph.D., MD, CCFP, FCFP (LM), Omega Medical Associates.
Dr. Harold Becker is an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He earned a Ph.D. in Medical Biophysics in 1971 after undertaking basic cancer research in cell biology at the Princess Margaret Hospital and Ontario Cancer Institute in Toronto. He subsequently completed his MD from the University of Toronto in 1975 and later achieved Certification and Fellowship from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. Becker spent more than twenty years in primary patient care and taught Clinical Methods and The Art and Science of Clinical Medicine to undergraduate first- and second-year medical students in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He achieved Life Membership in the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2015.
Dr. Becker represented the Ontario Medical Association on the Minister's Committee on the Designated Assessment Centre system at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario from 1996 through 2001 and was the Chair of the working group that wrote the Catastrophic DAC Assessment Guidelines implemented in Ontario in 2001. He was appointed by the Minister of Finance to take part in the Minister's Advisory Panel to Re-Assess the Definition of Catastrophic Impairment under Bill 59 in 2000. In November 2019, he was appointed Physician representative on the Health Service Providers subcommittee of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee under the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA).
Dr. Becker is a Past President of the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto. He is the Founder and Medical Director of Omega Medical Associates, a multidisciplinary assessment clinic established in the late 1990s, providing a comprehensive, impartial, medico-legal evaluation of individuals suffering personal injury under Ontario Auto Insurance legislation.