Canadian Medical Association

Toronto; University of Birmingham (England), 1956; anesthesiology. Died May 21, 2022, aged 89. Survived by his wife Sharon, 4 children and 5 grandchildren. “David served in the last of the British National Service in Malaysia, and then immigrated to Canada in 1960. After completing his training in anesthesia, he spent most of his career at the Toronto Western Hospital (TWH), where he was anesthetist for the first heart transplant at TWH in 1968. At 65, he moved to the Wasser Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital to treat chronic pain, and was there for 20 years until his retirement at 85 — the day before the bilateral knee replacements that enabled him to play tennis again. Exercise was important, and he walked the neighbourhood until 10 days before his death.”

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