- Wilbert Keon
name=Wilbert Joseph Keon
birth_date=birth date and age|1935|05|17
profession= heart surgeon,
office= Senator from
Wilbert Joseph Keon, OC (born
May 17 1935) is a heart surgeon, researcher and Canadian Senator.
Sheenboro, Quebec, he received a Bachelor of Sciencefrom St. Patrick's College, Carleton Universityand a Doctor of Medicinefrom the University of Ottawa.
After a period of studying and teaching at
Harvard Universityin Boston, he returned to Ottawa in the early 1970s, Dr. Keon founded the University of Ottawa Heart Instituteat the Ottawa Civic Hospital and acted as its CEOfor more than thirty years until his retirement in 2004. In 1986, he was the first Canadian to implant an artificial heartinto a humanas a bridge to transplant. He still performs over 300 surgeries annually.
In 1999 Keon was caught in an undercover prostitution sweep when he pulled over his car and began talking to a woman at the side of the road. The woman turned out to be an undercover police officer. Referring to it as "an error of judgement," it caused him to step down from his position as the head of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Though he was not ultimately charged he did have to complete a "
john school" sensitivity program. He did not resign his post in the Senate. [http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2000/07/26/keoncain000726.html] ]
In 1960 he married Anne Jennings. They have three children: Claudia, Ryan and Neil.
* In 1984 he was made an Officer of the
Order of Canada.
* He was appointed an Officer of the
Order of Maltaby Pope John Paul II.
* In 1994 he was awarded an honorary D.Sc. from Carleton University.
* In 2007, he was inducted into the
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.
List of Ontario senators.
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