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In Loving Memory of Professor Sir David TODD 1928 - 2017


























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17 August 2017

Press Release


In Loving Memory of Professor Sir David TODD

1928 – 2017


Members of the Council of the Hong Kong Medical Association (the HKMA) mourn with heavy heart the passing of Prof. Sir David TODD, former Council member and Honourary Member of the HKMA, peacefully on 16 August 2017 in Queen Mary Hospital.


Prof. TODD dedicated himself to the caring of patients and the medical development in Hong Kong.  Prof. TODD graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong.  He served as the HKMA Council Member during the period from 1965 to 1968.  He was Head of the Department of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong from 1974 to 1989.  He pioneered the founding of the Hong Kong College of Physicians in 1986 and served as the Founding President. He had done a great deal of liaison to ensure the validity of Hong Kong doctors’ professional qualification after the return of sovereignty to China.  Prof. TODD also served as the Founding President of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine from 1992 until 1996. He laid the groundwork for the local postgraduate medical specialist training.  He remained as an Emeritus Professor of the University of Hong Kong after his retirement in 1994.  Though enjoyed his quiet living, he still concerned about the stability of Hong Kong’s political environment and professional development.


Prof. TODD contributed enormously to medical education during his 40 years’ career.  He was commonly referred as the teacher of all doctors, since most medical students graduated in/before the 90’s had attended his classes and benefited from his teaching.


Owing to his passion for life and love for the patients, Prof. TODD gave his whole life to the training of doctors.  Attributing to his foresight, Hong Kong attained high medical standard and received international recognition.  The Council of the HKMA salutes his life and incredible achievements.  Prof. TODD will be remembered dearly by his students, colleagues and the medical profession. We extend our deepest condolences to his loved families.


The Hong Kong Medical Association



Notes to editors:


The Hong Kong Medical Association, founded in 1920, aims to bring together Hong Kong's government, institutional, university and private medical practitioners for an effective exchange of views and co-ordination of efforts.  The foremost objective of the Association is to safeguard and promote public health.  The Association speaks collectively for its members and aims to keep its members abreast of medical ethics, issues and advances around the world.  In fulfilling these goals, the association hopes to better serve the people of Hong Kong.


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