Dr. A. D. McLachlin
Faculty of Medicine
Tenure 1945 - 1970
Dr. A. D. McLachlin was born in St. Thomas in 1908. He graduated from The University of Western Ontario's medical program in 1932. He interned at Toronto General Hospital and spent three years in the Gallie Course in Surgery. He accepted a two year surgical residency at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Kids. Dr. McLachlin joined the No. 10 Canadian General Hospital in 1942 and in 1944 he was placed as Head of the Surgical Unit.
In 1945, Dr. McLachlin accepted the appointment of Head of the Department of Surgery at Western. He served on the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and in 1967 Dr. McLachlin was appointed the Arthur Sims Commonwealth Traveling Professor of Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1967. This appointment allowed Dr. McLachlin to travel around the world lecturing on the topic of surgery.
In 1972, Dr. McLachlin transferred from Victoria Hospital to University Hospital where he held the Richard Ivey Chair of Surgery. He retired from the position in 1974. Dr. McLachlin continued to lecture in the Department of Surgery for several years where he assisted students in the preparation for medical exams.