Remembering a colleague who died from COVID-19

April 23, 2020 | Author: Royal College Staff
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Dear members,

It is with great sadness that we report that a Fellow has died from COVID-19 while heroically serving the medical profession. It is a startling reminder that the threat of COVID-19 is very real. We were heartbroken to learn of Dr. Dao’s untimely passing and extend our deepest condolences to his family, loved ones and colleagues left behind. We have immense respect for his sacrifice in service to patients, specialty medicine and the broader community.

Please join us in remembering him.

Royal College Leadership and Staff


Huy Hao Dao, MD, FRCPC (1974-2020)

Dr. Dao was certified by the Royal College in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. At the time of his death, he was working on epidemiological investigations at the Direction de la santé publique de la Montérégie in Longueuil, Que. He was also a professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Sherbrooke. Through his recent work, Dr. Dao was helping to track where people who tested positive or who died of COVID-19 contracted the virus and whom they may have come in contact with. He is remembered by colleagues for his passion, intelligence and devotion to his work and scholarship, which included research to combat Canada’s opioid crisis.

Read more about Dr. Dao in Le Journal de Montréal  or La Presse (French only) or on CBC News.


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[…] Huy Hao Dao, MD, FRCPC, died on April 15, 2020, in Montreal, Que., at age 44. Dr. Dao was certified by the Royal College in Public Health and Preventive Medicine in 2012. He is remembered by colleagues for his passion, intelligence and devotion to his work and scholarship, which included research to combat Canada’s opioid crisis. Read more about Dr. Dao. […]
Rajeev Suryavanshi | April 27, 2020
words can't express how saddened we are to hear the loss of Dr. Huy Has Dao, our deepest condolences for the family.
Stuart Heggie | April 24, 2020
This is so very sad. Our heartfelt condolences to Dr. Dao's family, friends and colleagues.
Poornima Murthy | April 24, 2020
My sincerest condolences to Dr Dao’s family. He’ll always be remembered ????????
Ahmad Abdullah | April 23, 2020
Sincerest condolences to the family and holding Dr. Dao in remembrance
Unni Narayanan | April 23, 2020
My sincerest condolences to Dr. Dao's family, friends and colleagues.
Desmond Nunez | April 23, 2020
I extend my condolences to Dr Dao's family.
Lise Mozzon | April 23, 2020
To family, friends and colleagues of Dr Dao, No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. Dr Dao's contributions to medicine and the safety of those at risk are highly valued. We are grateful for his work and dedication.
Anna Kang | April 23, 2020
Rest in peace Dr. Dao. Thank you for your important work, your contributions to society will not be forgotten. Wishing your family the strength to carry on in these difficult times. Much love from Vancouver, Canada.
Amar Anantdeep Singh Sarao | April 23, 2020
My sincere condolences to Dr. Dao's family.
Danny Salloum | April 23, 2020
My Condolences to Dr. Dao's Family and Close ones.
Janusz Dr. Gawlik | April 23, 2020
Please express my sincere condolences to Dr. Dao's family. Dr. Janusz Donat Gawlik - Ottawa
Demetrios Kutsogiannis | April 23, 2020
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Dr. Dao's family. His actions during this time of crisis were truly virtuous. Demetrios J. Kutsogiannis Critical Care Medicine & Public Health Sciences, The University of Alberta
Wei Xiong | April 23, 2020
My deepest condolence.