Maurice Galante, M.D., Legendary Surgeon and Renaissance Man, Dies

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Dr. Maurice Galante, whose professional career at UCSF spanned an incredible 44 years (1945-1989), passed away on February 5, 2013. Dr. Galante was born in Rhodes in 1919 and came to the United States alone to receive his undergraduate and medical education. He entered his residency training in general surgery at UCSF in 1945. He subsequently became a member of the Department of Surgery faculty. As a faculty member at UCSF, Dr. Galante was celebrated as a master surgeon and for his varied interests in medical ethics, music and the arts. His reputation with patients was legendary and his grateful patients helped him and the Department of Surgery establish the Galante Lecture Program, The Galante Research Program and the Maurice Galante Distinguished Professorship.

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