Canadian Medical Association

Winnipeg; University of Alberta, 1984; anesthesiology. Died Dec. 3, 2017, aged 58. Survived by his wife, Dr. Sandra Marles, and a son. “Dean served as director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at St. Boniface Hospital from 1998 to 2012. In 2007, he became inaugural director of the newly created Intensive Care Cardiac Surgery. He was co-director of the Cardiac Sciences ICU from 2010 until 2015. As program director for specialty training in critical care medicine from 2000 to 2011, Dean inspired and mentored a generation of young intensive care physicians who are currently practising across Canada and abroad. He was also instrumental in introducing High Fidelity Medical Simulation at the University of Manitoba and across Canada. His knowledge and expertise with the use of medical simulation for education gave him the insight required to help design the current Clinical Learning and Simulation Facility at the University of Manitoba’s Bannatyne Campus.” A co-worker wrote: “When I would come into the theatre and see Dean, I knew it would be a great day. In the ICU Dean was a fantastic staff person. He was always kind and respectful to the nurses, never a harsh word.”