Canadian Medical Association

Hamilton; Queen’s University, 1999; family medicine, palliative care; director, Division of Palliative Care, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University. Died Dec. 15, 2018, aged 45. Survived by his wife Averil and 2 children. “His main research theme was primary palliative care supporting the people who make it possible for patients to spend their final days at home. Dr. Shadd is sure to be missed by the patients he served as a palliative care physician at St. Peter’s Hospital, and by his colleagues.” The Department of Family Medicine at Western University, where Dr. Shadd previously trained and practised, commented: “He was well regarded in the field of palliative care and was instrumental in assisting the Department of Family Medicine and the hospitals with a review of palliative care in 2011. For several years he was the medical leader in palliative care at the Parkwood Institute in London, Ont.” His biography at McMaster University stated: “After completing medical school and a residency in family medicine at Queen’s University, Dr. Shadd practised family medicine in rural Manitoba and Ontario. In 2004, he undertook a clinical fellowship in palliative medicine and his clinical practice has subsequently focused in this area. Before coming to McMaster in July 2015, he held academic appointments at the University of Manitoba, Queen’s University and Western University.”