Canadian Medical Association

Saskatoon; National University of Mexico, 1996; neurology; professor, University of Saskatchewan. Died Oct. 2, 2020, aged 48. Survived by his wife Lizbeth and 2 children. The Neurology Division and Neurology Residency Program at the University of Saskatchewan stated: “José’s enthusiasm and knowledge of epilepsy, general neurology and research methodology inspired many students and residents to work with him. He mentored many residents, both clinically and for research. There were typically 3 to 4 residents at a time working on a variety of projects with him, essentially always leading to publication. He leaves a legacy of weekly formalized epilepsy rounds in which he would masterfully present challenging cases. He was always engaging with the audience, and brought the best out of the residents through careful questioning, without intimidation. His pioneering efforts for the people of Saskatchewan included developing remote electroencephalograph monitoring to allow better detection of seizures without having to come into hospital, and establishing an epilepsy brain bank to study the causes and develop better treatment for those with epilepsy. José’s passing is a major loss for the province of Saskatchewan, and will be felt nationally and internationally. We will miss our dear friend and colleague tremendously.”

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