Brian E. Hardy, MD
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March 29, 1942 - January 29, 2013
Dr. Brian Eric Hardy, Division Chief of Pediatric Urology at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Associate Professor of Urology at the USC Keck School of Medicine, passed away peacefully at his home on January 29, 2013. Dr. Hardy was a brilliant and gifted surgeon who dedicated his career to improving the lives of children afflicted with urologic disorders. As a native of New Zealand, Dr. Hardy completed his undergraduate studies at Otago University in 1959 and obtained his medical degree from the Otago Medical School in 1964. Upon completing his surgical training at the Otago University Hospital Board, Dr. Hardy completed his urology residency at UCLA, served as Chief Resident in Urology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, and completed a fellowship in pediatric urology at Harvard Children's Hospital Boston. After spending time at Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, Dr. Hardy was recruited to Children's Hospital Los Angeles and USC in 1984 to serve as the first full time Chief of Pediatric Urology. As Division Chief and co-director of the pediatric kidney transplant program at CHLA, he touched the lives of thousands of children by giving them the gift of life and restoring a sense of normalcy to their childhood. As a beloved teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend, he selflessly nurtured the careers of several generations of young urologists and successfully built the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Division of Pediatric Urology into a one of the premier pediatric urology programs in the nation. Dr. Hardy is survived by his children Samuel Hardy of Toronto, Canada and Victoria Davison of London, England, his grandchildren Cole, Payton, Hope, Cate, Ben, Katrine, and Sara, and his brothers Anthony, Denis, and Michael. He was predeceased by his son James.
A Memorial service will be held on Monday February 4, 2013 at 7:00PM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Church of the Recessional, 1712 S. Glendale Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205. The Children's Hospital Los Angeles will be holding a memorial service in the near future. In lieu of flowers, the Hardy family requests that donations be made to the "Brian E. Hardy Endowment Fund" at CHLA c/o Martina Delgado, CHLA Division of Pediatric Urology, 4650 Sunset Blvd, Mailstop #114, Los Angeles, CA 90027, (323) 361-4686 or at www.CHLA.org/Giving c/o Brian E. Hardy Endowment Fund.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 3, 2013