Patrick D. Brophy – 2023

1965- 2023

Patrick D. Brophy, MD, MHCDS, a celebrated pediatric nephrologist, died Oct. 6, 2023, leaving a void in pediatric medicine. Born in Saskatchewan, Dr. Brophy dedicated his life to advancing health care for children, particularly in the realm of neonatal and congenital genetic renal anomalies.

Dr. Brophy previously served as Chair and member of the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Pediatric Nephrology Subboard and as a member of the ABP’s Board of Directors. His clinical and research pursuits were extensive, covering a broad spectrum from acute kidney injury and critical care nephrology to health care delivery sciences and technology use related to accessibility.

“Pat was a superb clinician, outstanding researcher, innovative educator, a passionate advocate for children, and a delightful friend and colleague,” said the ABP’s Interim President and CEO, John A. Barnard, MD. “He will be greatly missed. The ABP’s thoughts are with his family and everyone who loved him.”

Dr. Brophy’s pioneering research and involvement in various research consortia significantly impacted patient care and the broader scientific community. His collaborative approach led to many enduring partnerships and contributions to the field, particularly in telehealth and digital technology through the Signal Center for Health Innovation, which he founded.

In the academic sphere, Dr. Brophy was a revered educator and mentor, nurturing the next generation of medical professionals with the same enthusiasm and dedication he applied to his clinical and research endeavors.

His memorial service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Irondequoit Country Club, 4045 East Avenue, Rochester, NY. A subsequent memorial service is planned in Saskatchewan in November. Instead of flowers, the family has kindly requested donations to the Golisano Children’s Hospital, Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital, or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, continuing Dr. Brophy’s legacy of caring and advocacy for children’s health.