Canadian Medical Association

Canmore, Alta.; University of Saskatchewan, 1977; infectious diseases. Died July 17, 2020, aged 68. Survived by his wife Prudence, 2 children and a grandson. “After medical school Geoff pursued post-graduate education in New Zealand and at the universities of Saskatchewan, Alberta, Minnesota, McGill and Tufts. His work had a global focus and he enjoyed outreach opportunities in Fiji, Singapore, Hong Kong and Uganda. Throughout a career spanning 4 decades as an infectious disease physician and professor at the University of Alberta, Geoff was dedicated to providing his patients with kind and compassionate care. He was an advocate for vulnerable and often stigmatized patients beginning in the early days of HIV/AIDS. He co-founded the Northern Alberta HIV Program and established the first modern Infection Prevention and Control Program in Alberta. Data and fact driven, Geoff also was a founding member of the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program, where he ensured the collection and use of quality surveillance data to guide patient care and health policy to prevent hospital acquired infections.”

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