Canadian Medical Association

Halifax; Cairo University (Egypt), 1959; urology; past president, Canadian Urological Association. Died of congestive heart failure June 19, 2021, aged 84. Survived by his wife Sharon, 2 children, 4 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 1 step-great-grandchild. “His last night on earth was spent in the Victoria General Hospital, in Halifax, just down the hall from where he served for 17 years (1980-97) as head of the Department of Urology in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. Said and his medical degree had immigrated to Canada in 1961, when he was 25. He quickly embraced all of the opportunities which Canada had to offer as he dedicated himself to his urology training. After a 4-year residency in Kingston, Ont., Said moved to Toronto for additional specialization. He built a remarkable career in both clinical and academic medicine, retiring in 2003 as a professor emeritus of Dalhousie. Said thrived with a mix of teaching, research and clinical responsibilities throughout his career, and he was repeatedly recognized for his accomplishments in all 3 areas. He was especially proud to have served as president of the Canadian Urological Association, and to have been named as one of only 75 members of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons. His legacy includes a large, worldwide diaspora of medical practitioners who graduated from the urology programs at Queen’s and Dalhousie between the 1970s and the 2000s.”

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