In Memoriam - Dr. Bill Jamieson

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Bill Jamieson, one of the founding fathers of Canadian vascular surgery.

Dr. Jamieson obtained his medical degree at Western University in 1960 followed by surgical training at Western under Dr. Angus McLachlin. He then received further fellowship training in Boston and London, England before returning to Victoria Hospital to a career of general surgery and the then new specialty of vascular surgery.

Over the next 30 years he and his colleagues built the Division of Vascular Surgery, trained the next generation of surgeons while Dr. Jamieson himself developed a specific interest and expertise in the surgical treatment of chronic venous insufficiency and thoracic outlet syndrome. His leadership in vascular surgery was recognized when he became President of the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery in 1992. Dr. Jamieson retired from clinical practice in 1998 but remained actively involved in the division. Our condolences go out to his wife Marion and their family.

Dr. Thomas Forbes
Division Chief, Vascular Surgery

The service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, at Metropolitan United Church.

The family has asked that in leiu of flowers donations be directed to the Chair in Vascular Surgery at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.