Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Departments Society News| Volume 35, ISSUE 10, P1259-1262, October 2019

Departments Society News

      Dr Wilbert J. Keon is a legend in Canadian cardiovascular medicine. Of course, it is widely known that he was the Founder of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), as well as an engaged and effective Canadian Senator. Yet all this happened because he was a person of great skill, tremendous vision, contagious leadership, with an ability to build a strong team around him and get the job done. He was the same during surgery: a surgeon of natural abilities, around whom the entire team felt compelled to go beyond the call of duty, and whose lack of fear around technical difficulties was striking. For others, he also was a tremendous and insightful mentor, who was able to see early on in people what few others could.
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