Canadian Medical Association

Vancouver; University of Alberta, 1975; internal medicine; past president, Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology; past chair, Royal College Clinical Immunology and Allergy Specialty Committee; founder, adult training program in clinical immunology and allergy, University of British Columbia (UBC), and first program director; past president, BC Society of Allergy and Immunology. Died Jan. 31, 2022, aged 71. Survived by his wife Pat and 3 children. UBC reported: “He was the founding father of the Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF), which was launched in 1995. At that time clinical immunology and allergy was a small subspecialty with little visibility, and it attracted few trainees. He had the vision of establishing CAAIF as a non-profit charitable foundation to help fund fellows in our field. In his 25 years on the CAAIF Board he never stopped working toward a future of financial self-sustainability in research and education for our subspecialty. Dr. Stark also established the fully accredited adult clinical immunology and allergy residency program at UBC, and served as the inaugural program director. His dedication to the field was unparalleled, and made a lasting impact.”

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