Howard Levitt: Canada’s first female head of cardiac surgery department was removed in clear case of discrimination

Gender discrimination in the medical profession has not skipped a beat, according to a recent decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.

Cardiac surgeon Dr. Irene Cybulsky, the first female head of a cardiac surgery department in a big Canadian hospital, was removed from her department head position at Hamilton Health Sciences Centre (HHS) because of gender bias and discrimination, the Tribunal recently found.

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