Topic List : Obits
Stanford chemist James Trudell dies
For five decades, James Trudell studied how anesthetics work on the human body to cause unconsciousness.
Sleep medicine pioneer Guilleminault dies
Christian Guilleminault, a prolific researcher who helped build Stanford’s sleep disorders clinic into an influential, full-service sleep center, died July 9 of cancer.
Christopher Dawes dies at 68
Under Dawes’ leadership, Packard Children’s Hospital transformed from a hospital for the community into one serving children and pregnant women nationwide.
May 23 memorial for Oscar Salvatierra
A memorial service for the longtime Stanford surgeon will be held at the Arrillaga Alumni Center.
Roy Maffly dies at 91
The former associate dean at the Stanford School of Medicine helped form a minority admissions council that increased the number of students from underrepresented groups.
Surgeon Ralph Greco dies at 76
A leader of Stanford’s surgical residency program for close to a decade, Greco died March 31. He was a trailblazer in seeking greater work-life balance for surgical trainees.
Transplant surgeon Oscar Salvatierra dies
Oscar Salvatierra founded Stanford’s pediatric kidney transplant program, helped write the national legislation that regulates organ transplants, and conducted research in kidney transplantation.
Edward Rubenstein dies at 94
Edward Rubenstein was an internist, an educator and an investigator of varied research topics, including synchrotron medical imaging.
Stanford nurse Betty Rose dies
Rose was known for her leadership, mentorship of other nurses and strong collaborations across the organization.
Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza dies at 96
Cavalli-Sforza helped create the field of genetic geography and was one of the founders of cultural evolution, a theory that social change resembles a Darwinian evolutionary process.