Canadian Medical Association

Vancouver; University of British Columbia (UBC), 1963; internal medicine, gastroenterology. Died April 1, 2019, aged 80. Survived by his wife Anita and 2 stepsons. “After medical school Frank completed further training in medicine and pathology at the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH). He was awarded the prestigious Samuel McLaughlin Travelling Fellowship for 2 consecutive years, the first spent in England at the Royal Free Hospital in London under the tutelage of Dame Dr. Sheila Sherlock in the area of liver disease, and the second at the University of Chicago under the world-renowned Dr. Joseph Kirsner, with whom he studied inflammatory bowel disease. In 1965 his work in the Vancouver General’s morgue was instrumental in convicting Vancouver’s ‘Milkshake Murderer.’ Frank worked at the VGH for over 35 years, including 15 spent as head of gastroenterology. He also co-developed (with Dr. Allardyce) the hospital’s total parenteral nutrition program and the BC home enteral and parenteral feeding programs that are still used today. As an associate professor emeritus at UBC, he truly enjoyed his time teaching medical students, even receiving a Teacher of the Year Award. When Vancouver Coastal Health required mandatory retirement at age 65, he started up his own Liver and Intestinal Research (LAIR) Centre, which became the largest private research centre in Canada under his direction. Frank retired from medicine in 2011.”

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