Canadian Medical Association

London, Ont.; University of Western Ontario, 1967; family medicine. Died in an automobile accident March 18, 2022, aged 79. Survived by his wife Toula, 3 children, 1 stepson and 4 grandchildren. “As 1 of the first graduates of the family medicine residency program in 1970, he was a well-known and highly respected clinician who enjoyed practising and promoting comprehensive family medicine. In 1978 he became a full-time clinical academic physician in the Department of Family Medicine at Western. He practised at the Byron Family Medical Centre, where he served as medical director for 18 years. He later served as committee member, chair and inspirational leader of the Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario. John completed his master of clinical science degree in family medicine in 1984, and was appointed director of the Graduate Studies Program. During his 18 years as director, he championed the international growth of graduate academic training in family medicine. He authored several publications and made numerous presentations at local, provincial, national and international family medicine forums. He was an exemplary educator and won accolades from students, as well as many teaching awards. These included the McWhinney Teaching Award, the prestigious Dean’s Award of Excellence in Education, and the Family Physician of the Year award. He also established the J.F. Sangster Graduate Studies in Family Medicine Award to support students enrolled in graduate programs in family medicine.”

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