Canadian Medical Association

Edmonton; University of Alberta, 1956; internal medicine, gastroenterology. Died Aug. 30, 2019, aged 87. Survived by 3 children and 4 grandchildren. “After medical school, a 4-year medical residency followed at the University of Toronto and, subsequently, he completed a 2-year National Institutes of Health traineeship in gastroenterology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He returned to Edmonton in 1964, where he was in active clinical practice at the University of Alberta Hospital until 1990. Ron was a maverick in the field of gastroenterology. He and his friend, Dr. Richard Sherbaniuk, co-founded the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Alberta, and an annual lectureship recognizes their joint contributions. At various times Ron was president of medical staff and a member of the board at the University of Alberta Hospital, and a board member of the Alberta Medical Association. After leaving clinical practice he served as vice-president, medical, at the University of Alberta Hospital from 1990 to 1996. He was also chair of the Quality of Care Committee for the Canadian Medical Association from 1990 to 1997.”