Canadian Medical Association

Toronto; University of British Columbia (UBC), 1999; family medicine. Died of sudden cardiac failure during a fun run July 16, 2022, aged 50. Survived by his wife Rosemary and 2 children. “While enrolled at UBC in 1996, he represented Canada on the Olympic sailing team in Atlanta. After medical school, he completed his education in emergency medicine at the University of Toronto. Throughout his life Paul actively listened or, when appropriate, looked like he actively listened, to everyone. . . . Paul was invited to be the emergency medicine director for Michael Garron Hospital and, more recently, North York General. In these roles, he supported medical education for young physicians. On the day of his demise Paul was an organ donor to over 70 recipients, and for this we could not be more grateful to the Ontario medical community.” Colleague Howard Ovens tweeted: “Canadian emergency medicine is in mourning tonight. Paul Hannam, Olympic sailor, marathon runner, family man, ED director at North York General Hospital, a sweet, thoughtful, compassionate and gentle man, died suddenly today on a run. The quintessential mensch. Hug someone you love.”

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