December 1, 2013
It is with sadness that I write to inform you that J.F. Ross Fleming, MD, Professor Emeritus, passed away on December 1st, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. Dr. Fleming graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto in 1947 and completed his neurosurgical residency in Toronto in 1956. During his residency, he completed additional training in neuroanatomy and neurosurgery in Oxford, England and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Fleming joined the neurosurgical staff at Toronto Western Hospital that year, and he assumed the role of Division Head of Neurosurgery there from 1965 until 1984.