null In Memoriam: Ronald Gottesman, MDCM

A noted leader and a wise physician, Dr. Gottesman “brought a sense of calm to all around him”

April 2022

Ronald Gottesman, MDCM
Ronald Gottesman, MDCM

It is with great sadness that we announce the recent death of a dear friend and colleague, Ronald Gottesman, MDCM. Dr. Gottesman was a noted leader in pediatric critical care in Canada who led the Division of Pediatric Critical Care as Chief and Medical Director at McGill University and the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MCH-MUHC) for 25 years. He was a valued member of the Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.

“There is a gaping hole in our community and in our hearts,” Beth Foster, MD, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Pediatrician-in-Chief at the MCH-MUHC, wrote in a message to members of the Department of Pediatrics. “Ron was a mentor to all of us and a force within the specialty of pediatric critical care medicine in Canada and internationally. He was a gentle and wise physician who brought a sense of calm to all around him – patients, families, and staff – in the most stressful situations. There are people all across the world who counted Ron as a trusted teacher and mentor.”

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