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McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Newsmagazine — Volume 6, Issue 1, Spring 2012

Cardiac surgeon remembered

William Shragge

William Shragge

William Shragge, a distinguished cardiac surgeon and professor emeritus, passed away in April at the age of 64.

He joined McMaster in 1978. He was assistant dean of the undergraduate medical school program program from 1985 to 1990 and chief of staff at Hamilton Health Sciences from 1996 to 2001. He left the university in 2003 and became the founding chief of staff of the Niagara Health System. He actively supported the establishment of the Niagara Regional Campus of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

Recently he had been CEO of Associated Medical Services and he was focused on a large project to engage all the Ontario medical schools in collaborations in the medical humanities and the hidden curriculum.

He also served as chair of the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee and was a founding member of the Cardiac Care Network.