In Memorium

28 November 2021

The Department offers condolences to the family of the late Dr. Malcolm McPhee who played a key role in developing the Division of Urology and urooncological care at the Cross Cancer Institute.

Dr. Ron Moore says, “It was with sadness that I learned that Dr. Malcolm McPhee passed away last night surrounded by his family. His son Christopher reported that he slept away peacefully. Malcolm was a mentor to many of us in the urological community.” Dr.McPhee was a Queens graduate in Medicine and did his training in Urology at the University of Alberta, with a subsequent fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering in UroOncology. Dr.McPhee was the surgical director of the Cross Cancer Institute for many years. In this role one of his greatest accomplishments was the development of hospice care with Dr. Neil McDonald. He started his research career working in the laboratory of Dr. Lakey studying kidney disease and hypertension. This was the beginning of a lifelong interest in research at the Surgical Medical Research Institute. Through this research interest he met Dr. John Tulip of electrical engineering and developed a strong interest in developing lasers for surgical application. Dr.McPhee also partnered up with Dr. Donald Chapman of radiobiology at the Cross Cancer Institute to develop research initiatives for urology residents during their research year of training. Dr. McPhee was the program director and divisional director. He served in many other ways through the Canadian Urological Association (CUA) of which he became the President. He also had significant roles with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Ron Moore says. “Malcolm was always proud of the accomplishments of his trainees and his family. He was highly respected by his patients, friends and family. He loved to play the piano, paint, fly fishing, and flying his glider planes. But most memorable aspect of Malcolm was his good nature and kindness.”