Neville Poy

Surgeon

1935 –

23

Who is Neville Poy?

Neville G. Poy, OC, FRCS, FACS, is a retired Toronto plastic surgeon, husband of Senator Vivienne Poy and brother of Adrienne Clarkson.

Poy came to Canada in 1942 with father William Poy, mother Ethel Poy and sister Adrienne Clarkson from Hong Kong. Poy graduated from McGill University's medical school in 1960 and went into practice in Toronto shortly after. He retired in 1995 and continues to live in Toronto.

After retirement, Poy has remained active in the community. An award, the "Dr Neville G Poy Award", was created at McGill in 1994.

In 1998, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada's second highest civilian honour, in recognition of being an "internationally renowned plastic surgeon whose extensive research in trauma has greatly improved the quality of medical care received by accident victims". In 2003, he was appointed Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of The Queen's York Rangers. He is also a member of the Quadrangle Society of Massey College at the University of Toronto.

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Born
Oct 29, 1935
Hong Kong
Also known as
  • Neville G. Poy
Siblings
Nationality
  • Canada
  • China
Education
  • McGill University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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