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News - July 30, 2010

Dr. David Druker of PAMF dies at home July 23

Longtime Palo Alto physician succumbs to lung cancer after multi-year battle

by Jay Thorwaldson

David Druker, M.D., president and CEO of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and a longtime practicing physician, died at his Los Altos Hills home July 23 after a three-year battle with lung cancer.

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Posted by resident, a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Jul 24, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Rest in peace Dr. Druker. We will miss you and your leadership.

Posted by Nan, a resident of Community Center
on Jul 24, 2010 at 3:38 pm

I posted this on another article but will add it here:
Dr. Druker was also my physician when I was young, and I am heartbroken for his family at his passing. He truly was one of the warmest, most caring doctors I have ever met. His patients were not just his patients, but people that he truly cared about. He always wanted to know how our lives were going and he always had a kind or encouraging word and a smile or a hug. His was a life well-lived.

Posted by anne, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Blessings and prayers to the family. He left a great legacy to our community.

Posted by Judith, a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 26, 2010 at 1:33 pm

I was a patient of Dr. Druker for many years and was sorry for myself and his other patients when he gave up seeing most of us to take on other duties. And while I very much admire and appreciate Dr. Druker's work as CEO, my personal remembrance of him will always be as the wonderful dermatologist, the man with the healing smile.

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Jul 27, 2010 at 5:32 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation is, along with Stanford hospital and the VA medical center, central to the life benefit of Palo Alto living. Thank you, Dr. Druker, for your skills and your dreams.

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