Canadian Medical Association

Vancouver; National University of Ireland, 1978; internal medicine, respirology. Died Jan. 18, 2022, aged 66. Survived by his wife Céline, 4 children, 2 stepchildren, 1 grandchild, and his ex-wife, Trish. “After completing his internal medicine training, he spent 2 years in Lesotho (southern Africa) working as a general internist. He then completed training in respiratory medicine and epidemiology at McMaster University, where he was recruited to the medical faculty in 1987. In 1989 he moved to the University of British Columbia (UBC) where, apart from a brief return to Ireland, he spent the remainder of his professional career. Mark not only established an international reputation with a clinically orientated research program focusing on the management of asthma, but also had a very busy clinical practice. Although his research success was a source of pride, he greatly enjoyed caring for his patients.” The UBC Faculty of Medicine commented: “Mark’s extraordinary contributions and impact on human health made an indelible mark on the people he influenced as a clinician, researcher, colleague, mentor and friend. He has been at the forefront of shaping health outcomes for the Canadian and global respiratory communities in ways that will live on for many years to come.”

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