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December 26, 2014

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December 15, 2014

The best medical teacher I ever had. Inspired me to go into surgery and do my internship inKY, where he founded the surgery department. He also taught me what Viet Nam wasn't about as an Admiral in the Navy reserves. Truly a man of many talents and interests. I owe him a lot. Gene pflum
September 1, 2014
I never knew him personally but his texts on surgical decision making introduced me to this iconic surgical educator. His surgical texts describing diseases and disorders in an algorithmic fashion were ground breaking and were able to instill a clarity so much required when dealing with complex issues. All have to leave this stage, the world one day but he was truly a great surgeon.
July 21, 2014
I knew him for several years since I worked at the VA where he sent his time teaching. I told me things that were interesting and I was glad to learn it. He was likeable to me, being one of the secretaries when he was at the University. I knew he was strict with the student doctors. I liked him alot. I just found out that he passed away after checkin his name on the internet.
January 9, 2014
I met Dr. Eiseman in unusual circumstances. I was a freshman in med school in Denver going through orientation . In the cafeteria line I saw a man who turned out to be a navy corpsman in my outfit in Vietnam . He was working in his lab. He asked me what I wanted to do, and I told him surgery my interest having come from calling med-Evacs in Vietnam . He told me to introduce myself to dr. Eiseman without giving me an explanation. So I found his lab in the bowels of the medical school. His secretary invited me in, and there he was with his piercing grey eyes. Behind him on the wall was a poster that said the marine corps needed a few good men. I stood at attention. He grilled me for a bit recognizing I was older than most freshmen. He asked me if I had served in the air force , army, navy, or coast guard. No I said. I was a marine in 3rd battalion 3rd marines, mike Co., a company commanders radio operator. He welcomed me into his lab where I learned so much.i published my senior honors thesis from work he let me do.
My first rotationship as an intern in 1974 was general surgery at DG. He was hard on me expecting more than others, and I gave it back. There I met 2 people: Ronda belf, his secretary who would become my wife a few years later, and Story Musgrave the astronaut . Ronda and I would ride our bikes to the Eiseman compound and play tennis on the courts. Mary would bring us lemonade.
Finished residency then moved to Washington state where I had a successful private practice for nearly 25 years. Moved to tucson in 2001 and began working on the Navajo reservation month on month off until retiring in 2012. Have done a million lap choles.
Regret not pursuing an academic career, but I'm happy with what I have done for people, and value my experience with native Americans. Hope that would make my mentor proud of me.
I admired and respected him maybe more than anyone else I have ever known. I will always remember my climb up Mt. bierstadt with him in the lead doing what he loved.
Robert S Richardson, M.D. F.A.C.S.
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