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In Memory of Our Departed SPP Members

The Society for Pediatric Pathology (SPP) wishes to use this page a as a way to recall our lost members. Some have been colleagues we saw every year at meetings but more more have been close friends of ours. We dedicate this page to honor them and their accomplishments.

Liliane Boccon-Gibod

November 6, 2017

Dear Colleagues: Professor Liliane Boccon-Gibod passed away on November 3, 2017, from metastatic pulmonary adenocarcinoma. Born in France in 1941, she received her medical degree from the Un… Learn More



Marie (Molly) Valdes-Dapena

September 30, 2012

One of our past Presidents and Founding member of the Pediatric Pathology Club, Dr Marie (Molly) Valdes-Dapena passed away on September the 30th 2012. She was 91 years of age. Dr Valdes-Dapena… Learn More



William H. "Bill" Donnelly, Jr.

September 30, 2012

Willliam H. Donnelly: a brief appreciation of a colleague and friend.

Every Society needs a William (Bill) Donnelly for its growth and well–being, and if there were more peopl… Learn More





Jay Bernstein

June 26, 2009

It saddens me to inform you that Jay Bernstein passed away on February 26, 2009. He was a founding member of the Pediatric Pathology Club (now the SPP) and a founding member of the editorial b… Learn More



Stephen J. Qualman, M.D.

August 30, 2008

It saddens me to inform you that after a 13 month battle with pancreatic cancer, Stephen J. Qualman, MD passed away on Saturday August 30, 2008. Dr. Qualman dedicated his life’s work to… Learn More



John E. Fisher, M.D.

July 19, 2007

John Fisher spent many years in service to the Society for Pediatric Pathology and to the Pediatric Oncology Group, as well as to Buffalo Women and Children's Hospital. During this time he wea… Learn More



Tucker Collins, M.D., Ph.D.

June 8, 2007

Tucker Collins, S. Burt Wolbach Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, died on June 8, 2007, after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor in January of 2007. A vascular path… Learn More



Robert P. Bolande, M.D.

December 9, 2006

Robert Bolande died on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 in Charlotte, NC, after a brief illness following several years of decreased mobility that he referred to as Parkinson Disease. Bob's professional… Learn More



Maira Patricia Alvarez-Franco

November 9, 2002

It is with sadness that we inform our SPP members that Dr. Alvarez-Franco, died on 9 November 2002. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Miguel Reyes-Múgica, her daughter Mayra Cecilia,… Learn More



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