Canadian Medical Association

Ottawa; McGill University, 1956; clinical biochemistry; PhD. Died Oct. 25, 2020, aged 90. Survived by his wife Ardeth and 3 children. “In 1965, Gilbert began his career as a clinical biochemist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He was a pioneer in laboratory automation and became biochemist-in-chief. He simultaneously rose through the academic ranks at the University of Toronto, in what is now the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. His professional leadership was recognized with a lifetime honorary membership in the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists in 2011. Gilbert retired from Sick Kids in 1995 and took on a second career in medical informatics, with a focus on electronic health records and standardization of laboratory measurements.”

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