Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Department of Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada

Because of Karsh’s gratitude to his adopted country, and remembering her husband’s traumatic childhood under the Armenian massacres, Estrellita Karsh endowed the emergency department of CHEO in 2005, fulfilling Yousuf’s wish that no child would be without emergency medical care. The gift included a selection of Karsh’s inspirational portraits.

The endowment includes a visiting professorship to CHEO, and CHEO residents coming to Boston to the emergency department at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.