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Sumit R Majumdar: Clinician-researcher who aimed to improve patient care through knowledge transfer

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 01 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k940
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York
  1. janice{at}

Sumit R Majumdar (“Me2”) was born in in Tucson, Arizona, but spent most of his life and career in Alberta, Canada. As a professor in the University of Alberta’s department of medicine, he combined being a clinician, teacher, and researcher. “People in Boston couldn’t believe it was possible, but he did it,” said Robert Fletcher, one of his mentors at Harvard Medical School and later a colleague.

His other mentor at Harvard (where Majumdar was a visiting professor), Stephen B Soumerai, said, “I never knew anyone who was more of a gentleman than Me2. He never preached, but he was not afraid to tell you what he thought, and he was usually right. He never became angry, but he convinced you, as a consummate teacher, …

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