Remembering Professor John Fitzpatrick
Image of John cycling for The Urology Foundation in Madagascar
On the 14th May 2014, exactly five years ago, Professor John Fitzpatrick died very suddenly from an intracranial haemorrhage. The obituary I wrote for him then has has an amazing 90 000 views and more than 200 comments.
Image of John trekking across England with John Dick, FRCS camping on the mountainside on a The Urology Foundation Challenge
John was a great character, a true friend and an outstanding academic urologist. His extraordinary international reputation was based on his insatiable appetite for travel – he was a visiting professor in innumerable institutions all over the world – and everywhere he went he was greatly liked and admired. John, we still remember you and miss you badly.
Image of John cycling for The Urology Foundation in Malawi
John was also one of the co-founders of The Urology Foundation (TUF) which now does amazing work to support research, education and training in the specialty that John loved. As the images attest, John also regularly attended the fundraising efforts of TUF.
Image of John trekking across Great Britain
Please feel free to use this blog as an opportunity to share your memories of John.
Image of John trekking in Nepal
Image of John Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Prostate Cancer UK