Topic List : Obits
Cardiologist William Hancock dies at 93
During his long career at Stanford and into retirement, Hancock advanced techniques used to interpret electrocardiograms, recordings of the heart’s electrical signals.
Pathologist Jon Kosek dies at 90
An outdoor enthusiast, bicyclist and founder of a Christmas tree farm, Kosek was a staff pathologist at the VA Palo Alto Heath Care System for nearly 45 years, mentoring hundreds of residents and students.
HIV/AIDS researcher David Katzenstein dies
The Stanford virologist conducted clinical vaccine trials, which led to the approval of antiretroviral drugs, greatly improving the survival of people living with HIV…
Jared Tinklenberg dies at 80
The founder of the Stanford/Veterans Affairs Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Tinklenberg researched new medications for dementia while providing mentorship to many.
Anatomist John Gosling dies at 81
Gosling was the co-author of a popular anatomy textbook and a specialist in the neuroscience of the genitourinary system.
Sanjiv Sam Gambhir dies at 57
The professor and chair of radiology at Stanford was a global leader in advancing techniques for molecular imaging and early cancer detection.
Biochemist Dale Kaiser dies
Using a virus as an experimental system, Kaiser made fundamental discoveries that were instrumental in ushering in the era of recombinant DNA technology, often known as gene splicing.
Sleep medicine pioneer William Dement dies at 91
A founder of the field of sleep medicine, ardent campaigner against the dangers of drowsiness, and teacher of Stanford’s hugely popular Sleep and Dreams course, William Dement has died.
Immunologist Chitra Dinakar dies at 54
Dinakar founded Stanford Health Care’s first allergy, asthma and immunodeficiency clinic for adult patients, which opened its doors last year.
Radiologist Leslie Zatz dies at 91
Zatz was a radiologist ahead of his time, envisioning the framework behind some of today’s most advanced practices in radiology and AI-powered diagnostics.