Charles Robert Scriver, C.C., G.O.Q., M.D.C.M., F.R.S., F.R.S.C. (born November 7, 1930) is an eminent Canadian pediatrician and biochemical geneticist. Scriver made many important contributions to our knowledge of inborn errors of metabolism. He led in establishing a nationwide newborn metabolic screening program that is considered a landmark in applying the results of research to children's health across an entire nation.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Scriver graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1951 and from the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University in 1955. He was appointed to the Department of Paediatrics at McGill and as a Markle scholar in 1961, becoming a professor in pediatrics in 1969. He was the Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Columbia University from 1979 to 1980. He is the Alva professor Emeritus of Human Genetics in the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University.
He is co-editor of the authoritative multi-volume textbook entitled The Metabolic & Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease, published by McGraw-Hill.
He and his wife, Esther, have four children.
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- He was awarded the McLauglin medal from the Royal Society of Canada in 1981.
- In 1985 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada
- In 1991, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
- In 1995, he was awarded the Government of Quebec's Prix Wilder-Penfield.
- In 1996 he was promoted to Companion of the Order of Canada
- He was the 1996 recipient of the Canadian Medical Association Medal of Service, awarded to a physician who has made "an exceptional and outstanding contribution to the advancement of health care in Canada."
- In 1997 he was made a Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec.
- In 2001 he was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
- He received honorary Doctor of Science degrees from the University of Manitoba, Glasgow University and the Université de Montréal.
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