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In Memoriam: Professor Sir David Todd

17 August 2017

(Hong Kong, 17 August 2017) We mourn the passing of Professor Sir David Todd last night, 16 August 2017.  Sir David had completed the full circle – departed from Queen Mary Hospital where his medical education matured and exceptional career achievement endured, taken care by those he had taught and surrounded by his family, beloved students and mentees.

Sir David was a selfless clinician, educator and academician, and had contributed immensely to the development of medicine in Hong Kong.  He was Head of the Department of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong from 1974 to 1989, Founding President of the Hong Kong College of Physicians established in 1986 and a member of the first Hospital Authority Board in 1990.  He remained as an Emeritus Professor of the University of Hong Kong following his retirement in 1994.  Sir David was also instrumental in the establishment of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, an independent statutory institution which oversees the city’s postgraduate medical specialist training, and served as its Founding President from 1992 until 1996. 

Sir David is lovingly remembered by his family, friends, colleagues and students.

This press release is jointly issued by the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Medicine, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and Hospital Authority.

 

(香港,2017年8月17日)達安輝教授於昨晚(2017年8月16日)辭世,我們深表哀悼。達安輝教授活出圓滿的一生,他於瑪麗醫院安詳離世,而瑪麗醫院亦是他學醫及孕育卓越成就的地方,臨終前得到他的家人、學生和學弟學妹一同送別。

達安輝教授是一位無私的醫生、教育家和學者,並為香港的醫學發展作出了重大貢獻。他於1974年至1989年間擔任香港大學內科學系主任,1986年為香港內科醫學院創院院長,以及於1990年出任首屆醫院管理局大會成員。他於1994年退休後任香港大學的榮休教授。達安輝教授亦為創立香港醫學專科學院(「醫專」)作出巨大貢獻,醫專是本港監察深造醫學專科培訓的獨立法定機構,達安輝教授於1992年至1996年期間擔任創院主席。

達安輝教授的家人、朋友、同事及學生將會永遠懷念他。

此新聞稿由香港大學醫學院、香港醫學專科學院及醫院管理局聯合發出。

 

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