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Celebration of Life service May 13 for Dr. Cyrus Chan who lost battle with colon cancer

The University of Toledo Department of Surgery is inviting the community to honor the 39-year-old general surgery resident who lost his battle with colon cancer last month.

A Celebration of Life memorial service for Dr. Cyrus Chan will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 13 at UT’s Jacobs Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center on Health Science Campus.

“Our resident, friend and colleague lived his life so beautifully to help heal patients and teach medical students,” Mary Burda, UT residency education coordinator, said. “He always had a positive, passionate attitude and deserves to be beautifully remembered. Please join us as we share stories, memories and laughter.”

Dr. Cyrus Chan

Dr. Cyrus Chan

To ensure Chan’s legacy lives on, friends and fellow doctors created an endowed scholarship for medical students and an endowed award for residents that will be presented annually through the UT Foundation in his name.

Tributes may be made to the Dr. Cyrus Chan Endowed Scholarship Fund or the Dr. Cyrus Chan Teaching Award in Surgery at



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