Dr. Davy was born and educated in Vienna, Austria. He fell in love with Paediatrics during his very first shift as a medical student at the Karolinen Kinderspital (a small children’s hospital in Vienna’s 9th district). Dr. Davy graduated from the University of Vienna Medical School in 1977 with a Dr. med. univ. degree having married his wife Irene (a Canadian PhD. student of psychology at the University) one day earlier. Dr. Davy commenced his postgraduate training with an internship at the Provincial Hospital in Scheibbs, Lower Austria. He then took on a paediatric residency in cardiology at the Universitäts-Kinderklinik in Vienna. In 1980, the couple moved to Canada to allow Irene to take over the directorship of Sunnybrook School from her mother. Under Irene’s new leadership the school became the first IB PYP School in Toronto.
Dr. Davy continued his medical education in Canada with a two-year paediatric residency at McMaster University Medical School in Hamilton. In 1982, he moved his family to Toronto. Following a year of senior residency at the Hospital for Sick Children, he completed one year of sub-specialty training in paediatric endocrinology. Dr. Davy is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCP(C) (Paediatrics) and holds a Dual Fellowship with the American Academy of Paediatrics (FAAP). He joined the staff of the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto in 1984 and taught medical students in his office for the past 33 years.
In 1984, Dr. Davy joined Drs. Larry Rogers, Trevor Ham, and Paul Munk in one of the oldest paediatric practices in central Toronto. He continues to serve his paediatric patients and their parents, dividing his time between community-care general paediatrics and consultation paediatrics. Dr. Davy has extensive experience helping patients with developmental, behavioural, psychiatric, and psychopharmacological care needs. Dr. Davy believes that it is the responsibility of each individual physician to continue medical education throughout his or her career. In order to live up to this personal standard of excellence, Dr. Davy has documented more than 4300 hours of continuing medical education with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada over the last fourteen years, far exceeding their requirements for Continuing Medical Education (CME).
Dr. Davy has three wonderful children. His oldest daughter, Christina, is a conservation ecologist with a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Toronto pursuing her research into the genetics of white nose syndrome in bats and into conservation issues of Ontario turtles, currently a Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellow at Trent University. Christina is married to Leif Einarson and they have a lovely daughter, Katja, born in 2012, and son, Torben. born in 2015. His second daughter, Veronika, is an established piano teacher in the community and runs her own studio. Her dedication to teaching her students is incredible. His son Eric is a blossoming artist, who completed his diploma from Sheridan College, and is pursuing a career in glass-blowing. His creations can be admired on his website.
Dr. Davy’s hobbies include collecting recordings of Requiems, the family cottage “Bucky” in the Kawarthas, reading, collecting Besler prints, travel, and… Paediatrics. He is extremely grateful for having been able to work in paediatrics for such a rewarding long time and is planning to retire at the end of August 2018. He will miss his work and his patients and their parents tremendously, but is looking forward to new adventures.