Renowned Stanford Neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi Dies at 37 | NBC Bay Area

Renowned Stanford Neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi Dies at 37

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    Dr. Paul Kalanithi touched countless lives, first as a neurosurgeon, then as a patient himself. He wrote with brutal and beautiful honesty about facing his own death. (Published Tuesday, March 10, 2015)

    Dr. Paul Kalanithi touched countless lives, first as a neurosurgeon, then as a patient himself. He wrote with brutal and beautiful honesty about facing his own death.

    Dr. Kalanithi died Monday night from lung cancer. Like many lung cancer patients, the 37-year-old Stanford neurosurgeon never smoked. Months after his 2013 diagnosis, Dr. Kalanithi wrote an Op Ed in the New York Times explaining what it was like to look at his own scans.

    His personal experience resonated with thousands upon thousands of people, and he received hundreds of emails from people.

    Dr. Kalanithi leaves behind his wife Lucy and a baby daughter named Cady.

    The Interview: Dr. Paul Kalanithi

    [BAY] The Interview: Dr. Paul Kalanithi
    NBC Bay Area's Raj Mathai sits down with Stanford neurosurgeon, Dr. Paul Kalanithi, who faced an uncertain future with a lung cancer diagnosis. Dr. Kalanithi wrote a moving and personal essay in the New York Times, which resonated with thousands of people.
    (Published Friday, Feb. 21, 2014)
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