Canadian Medical Association

Toronto; University of Western Ontario, 1961; general practice. Died April 15, 2022, aged 92. Survived by 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. “Having received an opportunity from his father, Byrnes guided the evolution of his father’s medical practice, Shouldice Hospital, into a world-renowned abdominal hernia centre of excellence. He was dedicated to delivering the highest standard of patient care to tens of thousands, with unwavering focus on the patient experience, creating a holistic healing method referred to as the ‘Shouldice experience.’ He never believed that success was achieved by 1 person alone, and spoke about the importance of all who contributed. Byrnes was a member of the Canadian, American and international hernia societies, and as such, hosted national and international symposia, and lectured and published widely.”

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