Dr. Frederick Andermann, one of Canada's most distinguished neurologists and a close friend of the American Epilepsy Society, passed away on June 16, 2019, in Montreal. He was 88 years old.
For over 60 years, Dr. Andermann showed a remarkable ability to identify rare neurological syndromes and assemble multidisciplinary teams of researchers to better understand these unusual presentations and to provide patients and families with hope for treatment. The results of his inquiries have been published in nine books and over 500 scientific papers. The Andermanns were also credited with having described a rare genetically-inherited neurological condition associated with agenesis of the corpus callosum and peripheral neuropathy that is now known as Andermann Syndrome. Dr. Andermann was a generous and enthusiastic teacher, providing training and inspiration to generations of future epilepsy experts from all over the world.
Dr. Andermann has been recognized for his outstanding achievements, and is the winner of numerous awards and prizes. These include both Lennox and Research Recognition awards from AES, appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada and of the Order of Quebec, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, for his distinguished work in science.
Dr. Andermann will be greatly missed. The rest of his obituary can be found here.