In memoriam (January 2021)

January 13, 2021 | Author : Royal College Staff
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Shirin Lillian Umar-Khitab, MD, FRCSC, died on July 20, 2020, in Hamilton, Ont., on her 89th birthday. Dr. Umar-Khitab was certified by the Royal College in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1968. She is a graduate of the University of Punjab, King Edward Medical College where she obtained her medical degree in 1954. Read more about Dr. Umar-Khitab.

Ronald Francis Whelan, MD, FRCPC, died on September 18, 2020, in St. John’s, N.L., at age 86. Dr. Whelan was certified by the Royal College in Diagnostic Radiology in 1973. In addition to his successful medical career, Dr. Whelan held several titles including, president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association and chairman of the board and president of the Canadian Medical Association. Read more about Dr. Whelan.

Alan Vost, MD, FRCPC, died on September 29, 2020, in Pointe-Claire, Que., at age 86. Dr. Vost was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1964. He hailed from two generations of physicians who practised in Stirling, Scotland. After immigrating to Canada, Dr. Vost joined the staff at the Montreal General Hospital (now McGill University Health Centre) where he enjoyed the challenges and achievements of his research and work. Read more about Dr. Vost.

Herbert John Calder, MD, FRCSC, died on July 3, 2020, in Victoria, B.C., at age 85. Dr. Calder was certified by the Royal College in Orthopedic Surgery in 1972. He is a graduate of the University of Glasgow, where he obtained his medical degree in 1959. Dr. Calder is remembered for his thoughtfulness, compassion, hard work, humour and quick wit. Read more about Dr. Calder.

Louis Hébert, MD, FRCSC, died on October 3, 2020, in Magog, Que., at age 85. Dr. Hébert was certified by the Royal College in Plastic Surgery in 1965. He is a graduate of the University of Montreal, where he obtained his medical degree in 1961. Dr. Hébert practised as a plastic surgeon at the Saint Vincent de Paul and Hôtel-Dieu de Sherbrooke hospitals for 33 years. Read more about Dr. Hébert.

Arnold Paul Pieron, MD, FRCSC, died on September 15, 2020, in Surrey, B.C., at age 84. Dr. Pieron was certified by the Royal College in Orthopedic Surgery in 1971. Dr. Pieron is remembered as a foundation member of Kings University in Edmonton and for his enduring charitable contributions. Read more about Dr. Pieron.

Edward John Hambley, MD, FRCSC, died on October 23, 2020, in Peterborough, Ont., at age 84. Dr. Hambley was certified by the Royal College in Urology in 1972. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto where he obtained his medical degree in 1960. Read more about Dr. Hambley.

Khaja Mohammed Masood, MD, FRCPC, died on January 6, 2020 in Thunder Bay, Ont., at age 83. Dr. Masood was certified by the Royal College in Nuclear Medicine and Internal Medicine in 1972. Dr. Masood is remembered for his hard work, passion, and for proudly serving the Thunder Bay community for 50 years. Read more about Dr. Masood.

Rizkallah Rizkallah, MD, FRCSC, died on October 27, 2020 in Laval, Que., at age 76. Dr. Rizkallah was certified by the Royal College in Orthopedic Surgery in 1975. He is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University where he obtained his medical degree in 1970. Read more about Dr. Rizkallah.

Libni Joseph Eapen, MD, FRCPC, died on September 14, 2020 in Ottawa, Ont., at age 66. Dr. Eapen was certified by the Royal College in Radiation Oncology in 2000. Dr. Eapen was a well-known figure at the Ottawa Cancer Centre and is remembered for his dedication to learning, teaching, humour, and healing. Read more about Dr. Eapen.

Roger Graham Keith, MD, FRCSC, FRCS, FACS, died on December 15, 2020 in Saskatoon, Sask., at age 80. Dr. Keith was certified by the Royal College in General Surgery in 1971. In addition to his enduring contributions to hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery, Dr. Keith held several leadership positions, including president of the Canadian Association of General Surgeons, chair of the Royal College General Surgery Examination Committee and councillor, and program committee chair and president of the Central Surgical Association. Read more about Dr. Keith.


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