Untitled Page

In Memory

The world lost a fine human being when Borna Meisami-Fard suddenly passed away on July 1, 2007 shortly after his 40th birthday.

It was my privilege to know Borna in many capacities since our first meeting in 1993. It was an honour to act as Borna's teacher, mentor, adviser, counselor, tutor and coach, and see Borna develop into a highly qualified and skilled orthopaedic surgeon and arthroscopic subspecialist. My memories of Dr. Meisami-Fard present a rich tapestry. Borna was polite, professional and respectful at all times and, irrespective of the situation, always rose above negativity. Personable and driven, Borna could make things happen. He was a cheerful person with an excellent sense of humour who was kind and thoughtful throughout a long illness in my family.

Dr. Meisami-Fard brought people together and I doubt that Hart House has ever seen a more eclectic and beautiful event than the reception following Borna's wedding to Marjan. Borna was a proud father and became a fine teacher. It is unfortunate that Ava was robbed of her father at such a young age and Borna's close-knit family including his parents, Marjan and sister Tina no longer have his companionship and energetic enthusiasm.

Borna Meisami-Fard
Borna Meisami-Fard
No one was more passionate and compassionate in his personal and professional life than Borna Meisami-Fard. He lived life to the fullest, bringing together many people from around the world and making the world a better place.

While it is impossible to understand why Dr. Meisami-Fard was snatched from life so prematurely, his memory will live on.The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery has created an endowed award in his memory recognizing his compassion. Everyone who met Dr. Borna Meisami-Fard became a better person for having known him. Despite our loss, in the end we are fortunate to have made his acquaintance. Even though Borna has passed on he leaves a rich legacy - he gave us an abiding perspective on how to live life.

Robin R. Richards
Surgeon-in-Chief, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto

Skip Navigation Links