“He is the essence of the caring spirit in medicine.”
It was Keon’s concept that cardiology and cardiac surgery should work more closely together in the prevention and care of cardiovascular disease. He situated the patient investigative unit, surgical unit and medical care unit on the same floor believing this would improve patient care. Indeed, this was true and many lives have been saved as a result. This insightful strategy enabled the University of Ottawa Heart Institute to grow and develop into a world leader in reperfusion of acute heart attacks which is an enormous contribution to the field.