Stanford Immunology Remembers Faculty Member Sam Strober, MD

Friday, February 11, 2022


Dear Immunology Community,

I write with a heavy heart that Sam Strober passed away this morning.  He was peaceful and surrounded by family at his home in Portola Valley, with the foot of his bed looking out over the surrounding hills.

Sam was a giant in the field of transplant tolerance, and pioneered methods for the induction of tolerance through combined organ and hematopoietic cell transplants.  His discoveries established strategies to eliminate use of immunosuppressive drugs in organ transplant patients.  He also developed methods for the use of local tumor radiation to enhance effective anti-tumor responses.

Sam was a long-standing and engaged member of our immunology community, who always had sage insights and guidance.  He served as the Chief of our Division of Immunology and Rheumatology for over a decade.

There will be a formal celebration of his life in conjunction with the Department of Medicine and his family in the coming months.




Bill Robinson, MD, PhD is Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine - Immunology & Rheumatology and faculty member of Stanford Immunology.