Although I was thousands of miles away in Shanghai, I still couldn't believe it when I heard this shocking news. Looking back on my 13-14 years at THETA, I was grateful for all the help from Murray, and the guidance on HTA research benefited me for life. I believe Murray will always be with us.
I was saddened to learn of Murray’s passing. As Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and as TWH/TGH chief of medicine, I was always proud that Murray was a colleague. He contributed so much to the academic activities of our department, both in teaching and research. He will be missed.
I extend my deepest sympathies to Linda and the entire family. Murray was my very close colleague and friend for the over 20 years I worked at University Health Network. He was one of the brightest people that I have ever met and he has left an incredible legacy through his research, teaching and mentorship. Murray was one the humblest and most unassuming academics that I have worked with. He was always friendly, generous and kind. He played a major role in the success of my career and I was always tremendously grateful to him for that. Whenever
I had major work and personal decisions to make, Murray was always one of the first people that I would turn to for advice, and he was always very thoughtful, considerate and helpful. He was a wonderful man!
Murray was a brilliant leader in HTA, health economics and HRQoL research. He hired me at THETA and brought me to the field of health economics research. He provided an opportunity to my family to settle in Toronto. I will continue applying the vision, knowledge, and kindness which I learnt from Murray to my work.
I met Murray as a member of OHTAC (the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee). I was always impressed with his wisdom and the gentle and gentlemanly manner in which he would make his comments. It is so very sad to see a brilliant career cut short by truly rotten disease. My sincerest and deepest sympathies to the Krahn family. May you be comforted, at this difficult time and in the days ahead, by the love that Murray leaves behind.