I feel so incredibly fortunate to have been taught the fine art and science of cardiac electrophysiology by Dr. Stevenson. He is an inspiring and brilliant mentor, clinician and researcher. His excitement about the field is truly infectious. From his calm demeanor in the face of dramatic clinical challenges, to his tireless support and teaching, Bill is an incredible doctor, academic, a true leader and a wonderful person.
Bill has been a great role model and mentor. His breadth and depth of EP knowledge is unequaled and I have always thought of him as google-EP. He is a great educator for trainees and has probably taught a significant number of EPs (directly or indirectly) in the world today on how to perform VT ablation. His humbleness, approachability, relaxed attitude, and genuine character is rarely seen in someone of his stature. It is always a pleasure to work with Bill and learn from him.
Thanks for all you have taught and continue to teach me. Your fund of knowledge is surpassed only by your humility.
Tireless teacher with a gift of unravelling the complexities of cardiac electrophysiology into approachable and logical concepts. Infinitely patient and gentle with his critique. A model of a mentor.
We are so fortunate to have you as our role model. You set the standard for clinical excellence, professionalism and work ethic that we all strive to achieve. Thanks so much.
Dr. Stevenson has been a role model for me and countless other fellows. His breadth of EP knowledge is only surpassed by his humility. I feel privileged to have trained with him, and continuously endeavor to achieve at least a modicum of his calm demeanor, whether it be at a teaching session, or a complex procedure.
In 1980, when I was a medical house officer interested in electrocardiography Dr Weiss took me under his wing and guided me into cardiac electrophysiology. He instilled in me his enthusiasm for defining and understanding arrhythmia mechanisms, the systematic scientific approach and intellectual rigor. He launched me into clinical electrophysiology before I was even able to start cardiology fellowship. He showed incredible patience in reviewing rolls and rolls of EP tracings, beat by beat, – even at his home on weekends - and in editing my clumsy initial attempts at scientific writing. I will always be grateful for his friendship and mentorship over these three decades.
I am extremely indebted to Bill not only for his patient, tireless teaching and kind mentorship but also for being my role model; one that is relentless in striving for highest standards of clinical excellence , compassionate in patient care, meticulous in his work ethics and most of all, a wonderful man. Truly a gentle giant in our field of EP.
His depth and breath of knowledge, dedication to education, critical thinking and objectivity coupled with his exemplary calm and thoughtful demeanor has elevated Dr. Stevenson above and beyond others to a position of a role model that we all could aspire to. I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to know him and have him as my role model and mentor.
A true gentleman and an extraordinary teacher...
Proud to be one of the multitude of Canadians trained by Bill. His patience, kindness and expertise makes him the ideal teacher and mentor.
Bill is an inspirational mentor; his positive influence continues to shape my career in clinical and academic medicine. He exemplifies the very best qualities of a physician: an incisive intellect, enormous breadth of knowledge, true empathy, deep wisdom, and courage tempered by humility. He has had an enormous impact on the lives of his own patients and those he has touched through his many trainees and through his research. Many thanks Bill.
I feel so blessed that I was trained by Bill Stevenson. The way he treats the patients, how he thinks and plans for the patient care, how to interpret and manage the procedure, and how he trains the fellows- I admire him from the bottom of my heart. Every day after I finished my training, I am struggling to be like Bill. I do not know how long it will take for me.
Bill has shaped my practice not only as an electrophysiologist but as a physician in general. He has a keen intellect that is unparalleled by anyone else I have met in medicine. Perhaps more striking is his calm demeanor in all situations, and the epitome of the word "gentleman". I am proud to have been a fellow under him. Frequently, I remember his words during EP cases or on rounds, and his teachings seem to stick with me nearly 10 years out of training. Thank you to the HRS for honoring