Canadian Medical Association

Ottawa; McGill University, 1950; dermatology; past president, Canadian Dermatology Association; past vice-president, American Dermatological Association. Died March 24, 2019, aged 92. Survived by 2 daughters, 6 grandchildren and his cherished friend, Diana. “Dr. Jackson was a singular man. Everything he did he approached as an explorer, a sleuth, a student. His curiosity just had no off switch. He was also a tireless worker. He was the driving force in establishing the post-graduate dermatology program at the University of Ottawa, and was still interviewing medical students interested in specializing in dermatology until his death. Robert reached the pinnacle of his profession, having authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers, most notably on skin cancers, and a definitive medical textbook, Morphological Diagnosis of Skin Disease. To include them all, his CV runs to 62 pages. He began his practice in Ottawa in 1958, and served his patients for over 50 years. He was also honoured by the Nunavut government in 2008 for running clinics and training in Iqaluit for over 10 years. He also provided care at the Smiths Falls Home Regional Institute for 22 years, and was a board member of the Canadian Medical Protective Association for 23 years. Throughout his career, he fought tirelessly for resources to train more Canadian dermatologists.”

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