In memoriam (May 2022)
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Donald James Armstrong, MDCM, FRCPC, died on March 18, 2022, in Calgary, Alta., at age 86. Dr. Armstrong was certified by the Royal College in Anesthesiology in 1969. He had a long career as an anesthesiologist. He worked in Ontario (Kingston, Toronto, Thunder Bay), Alberta (Edmonton) and British Columbia (Vancouver, Victoria) before his retirement. Read more about Dr. Armstrong.
Roman Bladek, MD, FRCPC, died on March 22, 2022, in Etobicoke, Ont., at age 97. Dr. Bladek was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1961. That same year, he started work at the Toronto Western Hospital. A one-time co-director of the medical ICU and head of Respirology, he was also an associate professor at the University of Toronto. Read more about Dr. Bladek.
Ronald David Gottesman, MDCM, FRCPC, died on April 8, 2022, in Los Angeles, CA, USA., at age 64. Dr. Gottesman was certified by the Royal College in Pediatrics (1986) and is credited as a founder of the Critical Care Medicine subspecialty (2010). A prolific contributor to Royal College work, starting in 1993, he served on various examination boards, specialty committees and Regional Advisory Committee for Region 4. He was also passionate about teaching and left a lasting impression on countless students. Read more about Dr. Gottesman.
William (“Dr. Bill”) Neil MacEachern, MD, FRCPC, died on March 24, 2022, in Waterloo, Ont., at age 89. Dr. MacEachern was certified by the Royal College in Dermatology in 1964. He served the Kitchener-Waterloo community for 53 years before retiring from practice in 2017. In 1989, he was President of the Canadian Dermatology Association. Read more about Dr. MacEachern.
Gary Edward J. Steinhoff, MD, FRCSC, died on February 26, 2022, in Victoria, B.C., at age 72. Dr. Steinhoff was certified by the Royal College in Urology in 1980. A love of the sea brought him to the West Coast where he spent many years working, sailing and travelling. A dedicated urologist and researcher, he also served in many administrative roles. Read more about Dr. Steinhoff.