I am terribly sorry to report the sudden passing of Dr Mike Schachter who made frequent interventions in our debates.
Mike, who died in London on his 70th birthday, was a Handel obsessive who chased baroque operas all over Europe. Professionally, he was a perceptive physician whose knowledge ranged across many fields and whose grateful students stayed in touch all over the world. Here’s the official statement from Imperial College London:
Dr Michael Schachter
Dear students and colleagues
It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the death of Dr Michael Schachter. This was entirely unexpected and has come as a great shock to all of us in the School of Medicine, to his National Heart and Lung Institute colleagues, and to staff and students across the College. Mike was a hugely respected clinician, scholar, teacher and Tutor, and will be sorely missed by us all.