Canadian Medical Association

Moncton, NB; Dalhousie University, 1969; internal medicine, hematology; recipient, NB Medical Society’s Dr. Garfield Moffatt Medal for Excellence in Patient Care, 1999; recipient, Order of New Brunswick, 2016. Died Aug. 13, 2018, aged 75. Survived by his wife Sharon, 2 children and 2 grandchildren. “Dr. Rubin was the first oncologist and the second hematologist to practise in New Brunswick. He became a staff member at The Moncton Hospital in 1975, practising as an oncologist and hematologist. In the same year, he also began as a consultant in the same fields at the Dr. Georges-L-Dumont University Hospital Centre. In 1976, he established a Chemotherapy Clinic, single-handedly treating patients from the entire eastern half of the province. He also established the province’s first comprehensive hemophilia clinic in 1988. The clinic, under the directorship of Dr. Rubin, was established in cooperation with the New Brunswick Hemophilia Society. In conjunction with Dr. Bill Thompson, he also started the first HIV treatment program in New Brunswick, and subsequently the first hepatitis C program. When he retired in 2016, Sheldon was humbled and delighted by the announcement that the newly completed oncology clinic would bear his name.”