2006 Honorees

The Jamaica Medical Foundation’s first honouree at its 2006 Fund Raising Banquet held at the Hilton Kingston Hotel was Dr. The Hon. L. Lawson Douglas, OJ,CD. Professor Douglas is the Caribbean’s premier practitioner of kidney transplantation, trainer of Urologists across the Caribbean and founding member of the Kidney Support Foundation. He has been working on kidneys since 1967, and handled the first cadaver kidney transplant in Jamaica and the West Indies in 1970. He introduced dialysis that same year and performed the first kidney transplant from a live donor in 1994.