Dr. Falah B. Maroun, Order of NL
I am delighted to congratulate Dr. Falah B. Maroun for being invested into the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Dr. Maroun came to NL to do a three-week locum in 1967 and has been in the province ever since. Like many Lebanese before him, including my own grandparents, he chose to stay and make this province his new home.
Having completed training at the French Faculty of Medicine in Beirut and the Montreal Neurological Institute, Dr. Maroun held the position of Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery in St. John’s for almost 40 years.
Since 1968, he has been actively involved in clinical practice and teaching at Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine. For a number of years, Dr. Maroun was the only neurosurgeon in the province.
Dr. Maroun was awarded the Order of Canada in 2002 and has been appointed lifetime Honorary President of the World Association of Lebanese Neurosurgeons. Dr. Maroun was instrumental in establishing the Lebanese Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, an organization of which I am a proud member.
There is immense pride in the NL Lebanese community in the recognition of Dr. Maroun’s work and life. I ask all honourable members to join me in congratulating Dr. Falah Maroun for his outstanding accomplishments and contributions to our province.