Epigraph Vol. 17 Issue 1, 2015
Obituary: Yukio Fukuyama (1928-2014)
Dr Yukio Fukuyama passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, 17 July 2014, due to pneumonia. He had experienced a dramatic recovery from surgery in April 2012 for intracranial bleeding in the right putamen. He had decided to undergo surgery after receiving a full explanation, employing pictures, from the operating neurosurgeons, myself and a young colleague from our department. He was 86 years old. It is with great sadness that we announce this loss, the passing of a true pioneer in the field of pediatric neurology who chaired our Department of Pediatrics at Tokyo Women's Medical University, for a quarter of a century, teaching and mentoring young doctors and leading us into the 21st century.
The depth and breadth of his accomplishments are a testament to his commitment to patients, their families, the university, his co-workers and advances in pediatric neurology worldwide. He will be sorely missed by friends and colleagues alike, thanks to his tireless efforts to advance Child Neurology, always based on his belief in “slow but steady, life is long” progress. Not only was Professor Fukuyama a life-long teacher and mentor, he was also a leader in the field of Pediatric Neurology throughout the world. Read complete tribute to Yukio Fukuyama
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