ISAAC SANDER, MD, FACR
It is with great sadness that we
report the passing of LARS Past-President ('76) on Nov. 24,
Sanders completed a residency in radiology at White Memorial
Medical Center in Los Angeles. He proceeded to complete a
Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology at Los Angeles County
General Hospital in '64 and accepted a position as a full time
staff member at the White Memorial Medical Center in '65 which
he maintained until retiring in '99. Dedicated to lifelong
learning, Dr. Sanders went on to develop great expertise in the
diagnosis and evaluation of congenital heart disease and
his years at White Memorial, Dr. Sanders served as Chairman of
Radiology '83-'99; Chief of Staff '83-'86; Director of Radiology
Residency Program '67-'83.
of Dr. Sanders' dedication to teaching, an Annual Isaac Sanders
Lecture was established by Los Angeles Radiological Society in
'92 which continues to this day.
Sanders received countless honors throughout his career.
A few of the most notable include:
Honorary lifetime membership to the Assoc. of Women
Radiologists in recognition of his vocal support of women in
RSNA Annual Oration in Diagnostic Radiology named in his
ACR Gold Medal in recognition of distinguished and
extraordinary service to the discipline of radiology
Loma Linda University Distinguished Service Award
Chosen 8 times by radiology residents of Loma Linda
University as Honored Teacher of the Year.
Sanders' dedication to medicine and radiology is exemplified by
this quote from his retirement speech to the staff of the White
Memorial Medical Center
have given this dinner thanking me, but I should be thanking
you, having given me the honor of being a physician, privilege
of being a teacher and researcher, and opportunity to validate
my life. Above all, I thank you for the experience of
having received and the opportunity to have given a great deal
Sanders will be remembered by many as a beloved friend,
colleague, humanitarian, teacher and dedicated academician and
radiologist. Dr Sanders is survived by teh love of his
life, his wife of 43 years, Muriel.
This summary based on an obituary submitted by LARS Member and
Past President, Kenneth W. Chin, MD, FACR, FSIR.