Topic List : Obits
Student dies in climbing accident
Aspiring immunologist Maria Birukova was an experienced mountaineer, and was studying ways to treat with chronic wounds. She died on Sept. 18.
Pediatric pulmonologist Nanci Yuan dies
Yuan led the development of the Pediatric Sleep Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and advanced care for children whose breathing was impaired by severe muscular disease.
Cardiologist Alfred Spivack dies at 87
Spivack, who founded the coronary care unit at Stanford, was an early champion of increasing nurses' role in caring for cardiology patients.
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.
Holbrook Kohrt dies at 38
Kohrt, an assistant professor of oncology who suffered from hemophilia, was remembered for his passion for helping patients and advancing research in the use of the immune system to fight cancer.
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.