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McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Newsmagazine — Volume 9, Issue 3, Fall 2015

Former chair of pediatrics advocated for most vulnerable children

Angus MacMillan
Angus MacMillan

Angus MacMillan, a former chair of the Department of Pediatrics who devoted his career to improving the lives of children, died in August at age 84.

MacMillan joined McMaster in 1967 as an assistant professor of pediatrics. He served as the department's chair from 1972-1978, eventually becoming professor emeritus in 1989.

The pediatrician will be remembered as a strong advocate for children, especially those most vulnerable; for his ability to relate to children; and his commitment to providing the best care for them. He championed a pediatric hospital in Hamilton and served as chief of pediatrics at both McMaster Children's Hospital and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.

MacMillan also served on many medical committees and garnered a number of special awards and appointments over the years.