In Memoriam: Dr. Megan Roberts, Clinical Associate Professor

 

 

*** Sent on behalf of Dr. Anson Koo, Associate Head of Clinical Affairs & Partnerships, and a close personal friend and colleague of Dr. Megan Roberts ***

 

Dear Colleagues,

I am very sad to inform you that Dr. Megan Roberts passed away in the early morning of Tuesday June 29. I spoke to her husband Craig, and he told me that they were holding hands as she passed peacefully. She was surrounded by her loving and close family in her last days. He expressed gratitude for all the expressions of love that were received over the months since Megan’s cancer diagnosis.

As most of you know, Dr. Megan Roberts had to leave her position for medical reasons last summer. She was an integral member of the RCH and UBC Departments of Psychiatry. She was a Consultation Liaison psychiatrist. She won many awards for teaching and education. She held leadership roles as the Regional Division Head for Adult Psychiatry, Regional Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Lead, and Postgraduate Psychiatry Education Director for RCH. She played a key role in the development and growth of the Fraser track psychiatry residency program.

Megan had a profound positive impact on so many people. She was a devoted mother and wife, dedicated physician, an inspiring leader, a mentor, a teacher. She was a loyal and beloved friend to so many of us. She was a clear thinker, an eloquent speaker, and she always led by example and excellence in all that she undertook. She was amazing on so many levels, and had so many gifts that she shared with us. There will never be another like her. We lost her much too soon. We miss her greatly.

Megan’s family plans to hold a Celebration of Life later in the year, with a date to be set.

Should friends and colleagues desire, a remembrance contribution can be made to the Megan Roberts Honorary Scholarship Fund, administered by the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation. It was Megan’s wish that any memorial contribution be made to this scholarship fund focused on medical education and leadership, two areas which Megan was very passionate about. The link is below:

https://rchfoundation.com/featured-campaigns-in-celebration-of-megan-lees-roberts/

Megan‘s life philosophy, eloquence, and love for her family comes through clearly in this podcast that she helped produce recently. It is profoundly beautiful, and classic Megan Roberts:

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/talk-dying-to-me/id1540581552?i=1000509234350

Our thoughts and prayers are with Megan and her family.

Best,

Anson

 

Anson Koo, MD, FRCPC
Associate Head, UBC Dept. of Psychiatry
Regional Dept. Head/Program Medical Director
Fraser Health Authority
Mental Health and Psychiatry Program