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Honouring the memory of Dr. Larry Librach

Founder and Past-Director, Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care

 

Mount Sinai Hospital mourns the death of Dr. Larry Librach, a Canadian pioneer in palliative Dr. Larry Librachmedicine, who died on Thursday, August 15. Dr. Librach had a long and noteworthy career as a palliative care doctor in Canada and through his vision and determination he co-founded the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he served as Director for 22 years. He was a national and international leader in the field. Most recently, Larry had continued his lifework educating and mentoring the next generation of medical professionals as the Director of the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto. 

“All of his colleagues here at Mount Sinai will remember Larry as a brilliant and compassionate physician, leader and educator who shaped how end of life care is delivered in this country. His abundant generosity, his wonderful sense of humour and visionary leadership will be deeply missed by all of us,” said Joseph Mapa, President and CEO, Mount Sinai Hospital.

In honour of Larry's lifelong commitment to palliative care, donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, online at https://www.mshfoundation.ca/sslpage.aspx?pid=998 or by phone at 416-586- 8203.