Fred Langer
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It is with great sadness that we note the passing of our beloved brother, Dr. Fred Langer, who passed away March 20, 2017 at his home.

It is without question that he was a giant in his field of Orthopedic Surgery, a world renowned researcher and innovator, who pursued his career with a mission to always provide his patients with the highest level of medical care. His devotion to his patients and his striving to always improve his craft was a model for all doctors to emulate.

As Chief of Orthopedics at Mount Sinai, his favoured role was as teacher and mentor to medical students and residents.

As his brother, I observed many of his interactions with residents and noted that he brought not only an expectation of being the best you could possibly be at your profession, but also an incredible sense of humour that made working with him a memorable and very human experience. He encouraged me at every step of my medical career, to be the best at my profession as a psychiatrist.

If that was not sufficient, he was in addition an incrdibly talented, creative photographer who could be counted upon to produce a work of art.

It is a great loss to all of us who knew him and loved him. I cannot believe he is gone, but he was at peace and truly grateful for a having the opportunity to live an incredibly meaningful life.

Samuel J. Langer, MD

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Published in Toronto Star on Mar. 22, 2017.
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Remembering my father. A friend above all.
David Langer
November 27, 2017
Fred, thank you for everything. You were kind, funny and extremely caring. You never gave up on the people you loved and you always believed in them when they didnt themselves. You always knew how to brighten up someones day. I will never know anyone who could move someone with their words the way Fred did. I will never forget how when everything was looking down, and everyone was sad and crying, he was looking up and smiling. The last thing he said to me was "Always have faith in yourself." Thank you so much for believing in me. Thank you for teaching me so many things that I will one day teach to my children. Thank you for being you. Your memory lives on in all of us.
Kam Bandarmaliev
May 20, 2017
He was the best dad with an amazing sense of humor. I'll never forget how loving and caring he was! And ill also never forget him. I love and miss u daddy. U will always be in my heart like u said u will always be a part of me. Even when I really need u. U will never be forgotten.
Rosie Langer
April 19, 2017
I was shocked to learn of Dr. Langer's passing. He was a customer of mine At Henry's for photographic equipment and also a good friend. He will be missed.
Earl Gardner
April 6, 2017
We love and miss you dearly Dad may you find peace and humor amongst the seraphim angels.
David Langer
March 22, 2017
Dr. Langer was my surgeon in 1988 when I had a serious car accident and my leg was very damaged. His bedside manner was wonderful and his sense of humour great. Once, completely jokingly, when I was in a wheelchair at Mt. Sinai he made a motion towards my leg as though he was going to kick me! We had a good laugh once I got over the momentary surprise! He had a big heart too, as I'll never forget a follow-up appointment with him where he let me sleep in a darkened room at Mt. Sinai to help me get rid of a migraine. He simply took other patients while I rested and when I felt better he completed the appointment. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Michele Doran-Livingston
March 22, 2017
Dr. Fred was my surgeon for an operation that he said would be unique and would attract international attention which it did. He said to me originally that he didn't really know how to proceed but would figure it out. He did and as a result saved my leg. He was always fun to be around especially when he would do his Three Stooges routines. He would drop by to see me frequently and we had some great conversations. He was very wise, a great surgeon, had much humanity and I greatly respected him. I am very sad to see him gone. Best wishes to his family.
John Russell
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