Creating a legacy of shared knowledge

Dr. Naveen Deshpande came to UBC as a Neurology resident in 2004. Two years later, he developed leukemia and sadly passed away in 2009. Naveen was an excellent and conscientious doctor and it was his desire to leave a legacy that would encourage resident education and foster opportunities that bring staff and residents together. In his memory, Naveen’s family established an annual lectureship that would bring a leading figure in Neurology to UBC each year. The Naveen Deshpande Lectureship now serves as a catalyst to stimulate enthusiasm and discussion between residents and faculty. It is highly regarded as a major academic event in the yearly activities of the Division of Neurology. We believe this is the best way we can honour Naveen’s memory and let his family know that he will not be forgotten.