We were very sad to hear the news that Professor John Norris (pictured), Emeritus Professor of Neurology at St George’s, passed away late last week.

Professor Norris pioneered the development of stroke services in Canada, before moving to work at St George’s Hospital in south London, where he was based for many years.

Professor Norris retired from clinical practice a number of years ago, but remained in close contact with clinical colleagues at the Trust. He also had very strong links with St George’s, University of London.

Dr Niranjanan Nirmalananthan, a Consultant Neurologist at the Trust and currently Clinical Director for Neurosciences at St George’s, paid this tribute to Professor Norris on Sunday, 13 April:

“John will be very sadly missed by all who knew him, and our thoughts are with his family at this time.

“John carried out pioneering work in stroke research, and continued to be active academically after his retirement, publishing an article only last year with St George’s colleagues in the journal JAMA Neurology.

“As well as being academically gifted, John was a very kind and gentle man, and someone who will always be remembered fondly by his colleagues at St George’s.”