In Memoriam: Professor Marc R. de Leval (April 16, 1941–June 26, 2022) - a tribute

Martin J. Elliott, John E. Deanfield
2022 Cardiology in the Young  
This manuscript is a personal tribute to Professor Marc de Leval from two of his colleagues: Professor Martin J. Elliott and Professor John E. Deanfield. As stated by the authors: "Marc's career history is presented in the accompanying eulogy from the current Heart & Lung Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), allowing us to highlight Marc's personal qualities that made him such an inspirational colleague. ... Marc was, as we have said, the cardiologist's surgeon. He was also the
more » ... cardiologist, bridging the two disciplines and fusing the team. He was delighted by the advent of interventional cardiology and did not see it as a threat or competition, but instead, as appropriate for the well-being of his patients. He recognised how traumatic surgery could be for patients and their families and sought to avoid it whenever possible by alternative treatments. Marc will be remembered with love and admiration by his many patients and their families, whose lives he changed. His technical skill, energy, devotion, humour, intellect and influence will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace."
doi:10.1017/s1047951122002359 pmid:36053075 fatcat:ce7pds66g5hifmildrk3hci5qu