Topic List : Obits
Radiologist Gerald Friedland dies
The former chief of the Veterans Affairs medical center in Palo Alto was remembered as a hard-working, generous mentor to generations of medical residents, and a caring husband and father.
Lars Vistnes dies at 88
The specialist in oculoplastic surgery performed reconstructive procedures in the developing world and mentored new faculty.
Harry Oberhelman dies at 92
Oberhelman, who trained more than 160 surgical residents and served as chief of general surgery for decades, died Feb. 10.
Robert Swenson dies at 82
Swenson, a leader in the nephrology division at Stanford for decades, administered dialysis to some of the earliest patients awaiting kidney transplants.
Oleg Jardetzky dies at 86
The imaging expert founded two of the world’s first laboratories dedicated to using nuclear magnetic resonance to study biological molecules.
Radiologist Herbert Abrams dies at 95
Abrams’ multi-faceted career embraced patient care, teaching and medical research as well as a passionate advocacy for world peace.
Herbert Schwartz dies at 89
Schwartz, a pediatric hematologist-oncologist, conducted research on hemoglobin and helped establish Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Spyros Andreopoulos, former news director, dies at 86
Spyros Andreopoulos advocated for transparency during his 30 years as director of Stanford Medicine’s news and public affairs office. He died Nov. 20.