Colourful, endlessly enthusiastic, hopelessly optimistic
November 17, 1934 – May 13, 2015
His work has forever transformed both clinical medicine and clinical research.
View Dr. Sackett’s tribute video and biosketch from our 2000 Induction Ceremony.
“He is building a bridge between basic science and real life application … and a bridge between the research community and the practitioner community … both those bridges are essential.”
- Dr. R. Brian Haynes, currently Chief, Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University (quoted from 2000)
“… I think the only certain immortality anyone has is in the generations that follow. I would hope I would be remembered as someone who was able to encourage, occasionally inspire … show young people how to engage in academic medical careers; to have the excitement and enjoyment of the process and do good for patients.”
- Dr. David Sackett