Ahmad Teebi

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Dr. AHMAD TEEBI Born on July 22, 1949, Dr. Ahmad Teebi passed away on July 22, 2010 from complications due to cancer at Trillium Hospital in Mississauga. He is survived by his loving family, including wife Amal Qudsi, sons Saeed and Basel, daughters Asil and Asma, brothers Essam, Mazen and Hani, sisters Layla, Samira and Rana, as well as many other relatives and friends. A proud Palestinian who truly loved his adopted home of Canada, Dr. Teebi had a distinguished career as a trailblazing geneticist and pediatrician. Having started his career in the country of Kuwait, he subsequently worked at Yale University, and was a professor at McGill University, the University of Toronto, and Cornell University. He has over 200 scientific publications to his credit. His research focused primarily on the field of clinical genetics and dysmorphology, in which he was considered one of the world's greatest authorities, having discovered nearly 40 new disorders and syndromes. The second edition of his landmark textbook Genetic Disorders Among Arab Populations will be published posthumously in October 2010 by Springer. Dr. Teebi was the pride of his family, a wonderful father, brother and pillar of the Arab and Muslim community. In lieu of flowers, please send all donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Published in the Toronto Star on July 26, 2010
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