Marvin H. Sleisenger, MD, AGAF, of Kentfield, Calif., died at age 93 on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Sleisenger served as editor of Gastroenterology from 1965 to 1970, and as president of AGA in 1976.
Sleisenger attended Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He trained at Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, and Cornell Medical School. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Naval Medical Corps. He was a member of the faculty at Cornell Medical School and in 1954, was appointed as chief of the division of gastroenterology. In 1968, he became professor and vice chairman of the department of medicine of the University of California, San Francisco and chief of the medical service at the Veterans Administration Hospital. His achievements as an outstanding educator were recognized in 1994 when he became the recipient of the AGA Distinguished Educator Award.
Sleisenger’s full obituary was published in the SFGate. Members, colleagues, and friends posted remembrances in the Community.
Memorial services were held on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at 11 a.m., at the Chapel of the Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, 2500 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael, Calif.