In Memoriam: Dr. Cheemun Lum, MD, FRCPC, DABR

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Dr. Cheemun Lum headshot

The University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine is mourning the loss of Associate Professor Dr. Cheemun Lum, one of our leading researchers in the Department of Radiology and the uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute, and an esteemed physician at The Ottawa Hospital.

Dr. Lum passed away suddenly last weekend while participating in the Canadian Ski Marathon in west Quebec. On behalf of everyone at the Faculty of Medicine, we extend our deepest condolences to Dr. Lum’s family, friends and colleagues.

Those who knew him at the Faculty of Medicine remember Dr. Lum as an incredible researcher, clinician and mentor who profoundly contributed to research and patient care.

“Dr. Lum was a pillar of excellence in the Department of Radiology, and exemplified how to demonstrate clinical excellence, teaching, and cutting edge research to improve the quality of life for the population we serve,” said Dr. Frank J. Rybicki, Chair of Radiology at the University of Ottawa and Chief of Medical Imaging for The Ottawa Hospital.

Dr. Lum joined the University of Ottawa’s Department of Radiology in 2001 after completing a neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Toronto and radiology residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He was also a uOttawa alumnus who graduated from our MD Program in 1992.

As we come to grips with this tremendous loss, we remember Dr. Lum as a compassionate and dedicated professor, colleague and friend who was an integral part of our community.

There will be a celebration of Dr. Lum’s life at The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus on Thursday, February 16 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Kaminski Room. All are welcome to join together, share stories and remember a life lived to the fullest. 

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