About SBH



Dr. Semeon (Sam) Bohdan Hrushovetz was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on June 4, 1927. At the age of 17 he entered the University of Manitoba graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Biology in 1949. Later that summer he moved to Edmonton, Alberta where he worked for the next seven years with the Canadian Department of Agriculture as a Plant Pathologist. During this period he obtained a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta (1952) and a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Cytogenetics and Plant Pathology from the University of Toronto (1955).

In the fall of 1956 he returned to Manitoba to study Medicine, graduating in 1960. After completing a rotating Internship at the St. Boniface General Hospital outside Winnipeg, he moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where for the next four years he did cancer research as a cell biologist at the University of Saskatchewan. In 1965 he again returned to Winnipeg were he founded the Winnipeg Clinic Research Institute Laboratory becoming its first Medical Director. This was a private research laboratory associated with the Winnipeg Clinic. During the 13 years that Dr. Hrushovetz actively pursued a career in cancer research, he published over 40 scientific papers. 

Biography of Dr. S. B. Hrushovetz



When this private laboratory dissolved some three years later, Dr. Hrushovetz decided practice medicine. It was during his busy medical practice that he dreamed of establishing a non-profit research foundation devoted to the study of aging or gerontology. The year was 1974. The research centre was called the Kildonan Institute for Geriatric Research, later renamed the Kildonan Institute of Gerontology. As Founder and Director of the Kildonan Institute, Dr. Hrushovetz successfully combined his passion for research while maintaining a busy medical practice for over 35 years. During this time and for approximately 20 years he was also one of the staff physicians at the Holy Family Nursing Home

From 1984 to 1993, Dr. Hrushovetz was employed as a Medical Officer with the Manitoba Workers Compensation Board, after which he taught Orthopedic Medicine at the Manitoba Institute of Homeopathy. He retired from active medical practice in 1999. A lifelong learner, Docsam maintains 2 blogs and has been an active member of  Mac User Group for Seniors (MUGS), Manitoba chapter.

Dr. Semeon Hrushovetz married Margaret Dolhun on September 1, 1962 in Winnipeg. They have three children - a daughter Mary Margaret, and two sons Semeon Bohdan and Stephen Michael. All three are graduates of the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Hrushovetz has a distinguished record of academic training and appointments, professional activities and membership in various societies.

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