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Jul 16
2019

Rahul Desikan, MD, PhD (1978-2019)

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ALS researcher succumbs to the disease in which he dedicated his career.

"I don't want you to feel sorry for me. At all. It is just ironic, this new, condensed life of mine. I went into medicine to take care of patients with brain diseases. Now, I have one of the diseases that I study. Even with this lethal disease, I continue to find neurology fascinating and beautiful"

Rahul Desikan, MD, PhD, lost his battle with the disease he spent his career trying to cure. The Packard Center extends its deepest sympathies to Dr. Desikan's family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time. 

 

Read more about Rahul Desikan's life and career:

6.13.18 - Washington Post article

5.22.19 - UCSF article

6.14.18 - Chicago Tribune article

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