The OAC mourns the passing of former OAC Board member Dr. Joel Niznick. We remember his significant contributions to the Cardiology specialty in Ontario, to his patients in Ottawa and to our organization. In addition to his family and friends, he will be greatly missed by his many colleagues and patients.
Dr Joel Marvin Niznick
Peacefully on Friday, April 8, 2022, Joel Niznick passed away. His passing is an incredible loss to his family and friends and to the Ottawa community.
Joel will be missed by his wife, Dr. Barbara Power, and their three children, Harrison, Naomi and Liam and his siblings Judi Donoff (his twin sister), Sharon Glass (Arnold Glass) and Gerald Niznick (Reesa Niznick), his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Ellen Power, Mary Power, Edward Power, P.J. Powers (AnneMarie Talent) and George Power (Lorraine Vardy) and his many nieces and nephews.
Joel was born in Fort Frances, Ontario and was raised in Winnipeg. His Jewish faith and commitment to the Jewish community was very important to him. He was a proud protector and provider for his children and family, and he always made sure they were well looked after. His interests were broad and varied from medicine to wine, cooking, traveling, design, cars, golf, NFL and music. There was nothing Joel wasn’t interested in – he embraced each interest with depth and passion.
He completed his Medical school at the University of Manitoba, his internal medicine training in Toronto and his cardiology subspecialty training in Ottawa. He led the development of the Ottawa Cardiovascular Centre (OCC), one of Ontario’s most advanced Cardiology care providers. Joel was a strong advocate and champion for excellence and continuity in patient care. He was a forward thinker and always was looking to ensure excellence in the delivery of care. He loved his patients and he thought of them like family that needed to be protected. He became a vital link in building community-academic hospital bridges.
The world has lost an extraordinary and admirable man who will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Ontario Association of Cardiologists
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