David M. Robertson

David Murray Robertson


Born: 1931, Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada

Died: 15 October 2012, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Academic Degrees

  • MD, CM: Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario 1955
  • Msc (Med): Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario 1960

Academic Positions

  • 1962 - 1992 Assistant Professor, Associate Professor then Professor of Pathology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
  • 1979 - 1986 Professor and Head of Pathology, Queen's University
  • 1992 Professor Emeritus of Pathology, Queen's University and very active in the Department


  • Kingston General Hospital
  • Toronto General Hospital
  • Queen's University
  • National Hospital, Queen Square, London, England
  • Duke University Medical School, Durham, North Carolina

Selected Career Highlights

  • In 1962 established the Neuropathology technical, research, and residency training program at Queen's University and Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario.

  • President of the Canadian Association of Neuropathologists (1971-1973) and the Canadian Association of Pathologists (1974-1975).

  • Scientific Officer, Neurosciences, Medical Research Council of Canada from 1975 to 1983.

  • 1975-1980 Chairman of the Examining Board, Neuropathology, RCPSC (Canada); and from 1982-1985 a Member of the Test Committee, Neuropathology, American Board of Pathology.

  • Received the Weil Award, Experimental Neuropathology, from the American Association of Neuropathology in 1976, and was a member of this Association's Professional Affairs Committee from 1985-1989.

  • From 1970 to 1994 he was a member of the Editorial Board of Laboratory Investigation; he was Associate Editor from 1972-1975.

  • Editor (with Richard Davis), Textbook of Neuropathology; 1985, 1991, 1997.

  • At Kingston General Hospital he was Chief Pathologist (1979-1986), Vice-President (Medical) (1986-1992), and Medical Director (1992-1995).

  • Enjoys woodworking, furniture design and swimming, boating and fishing with his children and grandchildren at their summer cottage.


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