In Memoriam of Dr. Brian Patrick Kavanagh
It is with extreme sadness that we write to inform you that Brian Kavanagh passed away on Saturday June 15th 2019.
Brian was professor in the Department of Anesthesia, held the Geoffrey Barker Chair in Critical Care Medicine and was a staff intensivist in the PICU of the Hospital for Sick Children. Brian was the chair of the Critical Care Canada Forum and in 2017 he completed two very successful terms as Chair, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto.
Brian has been immensely important for the Division. He was a brilliant and highly innovative researcher, and has been a mentor for many trainees and faculty. He was also a great friend to many of us.
Our thoughts go out to his family and all of his friends and colleagues around the world who have been touched by his brilliance and friendship.
Laurent Brochard, Director, Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto.
Arthur Slutsky, former Director, Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine.