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Obituary - Mr. Kyle Martin McDonald FRCS

30/07/2020 14:03 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Mr. Kyle Martin McDonald FRCS

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Belfast

Died Suddenly 26th July 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of our esteemed colleague and friend Kyle McDonald.

Kyle was an exceptional Spinal surgeon who will be missed by patients and colleagues alike.

He was a loving husband to Poppy and devoted father of Darcey and Rory.

Kyle graduated from Queen’s University medical school and completed his orthopaedic training in Northern Ireland whilst gaining the Sir Walter Mercer Medal for the highest marks in the exit exam.  Upon completion of his training he embarked upon a fellowship in Scoliosis surgery in Dublin before returning as a Consultant in 2017.

This level of achievement summed up Kyle perfectly.  He was a supremely gifted and talented surgeon who made the hard things look easy. 

Patients and staff due to his carefree nature and quick wit loved Kyle.  His sense of humour was unrivalled.  He was a kind person who devoted his time to caring for his Scoliosis patients.  Nothing was too much trouble for him.

Above all Kyle cherished his beautiful family.  He valued the time he spent with his fantastic wife and darling children.

At this time we offer our deepest sympathies and love to Poppy, Darcey, Rory and the wider McDonald family.

Our team will never forget what Kyle brought to us.  We are weaker as a result. 

The UK spinal community has lost a young and talented surgeon, who had given so much and who could have given so much more.

Sadly Kyle was taken from us too soon but his legacy will be with us forever.  Rest in peace.

Obituary by Sam Sloan - Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

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