Thomas P. Segerson M.D. , who was born on April 10, 1955 in Topeka, Kansas to Muriel and Dr. John Segerson, died suddenly on December 2, 2012 at the age of 57 in Toronto, Canada. Thom attended Holy Name and Hayden and graduated from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Kansas Medical School. After completing his endocrinology residency in Wisconsin and his internship at Tuft's in Boston, he began his research career at the Vollum Institute in Oregon. He joined Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals in 1998 and over the next 13 years became a recognized, well-respected and high-profile pharmaceutical executive in Toronto, Mexico City and Berlin. Thom's portfolio further expanded when he became a graduate of INSEAD's, International Executive Program. In his increasingly responsible roles, Thom got to actualize his passion of bringing meaningful change to the lives of the neediest by reaching across boundaries to ensure access to effective medical care. He built a strong scientific and medical network throughout Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, Latin America and Canada. Thom retired in 2011 and at the time of his death, was pursuing a masters degree in Public Health Policy from Johns Hopkins University. His website is www.thomsegerson.com Thom is survived by his husband and partner, Richard Latch (Toronto), his mother Muriel (Sachtjen), Topeka, four brothers, John Jr. (Jeanne), Olympia,Wa, Paul, Topeka, Charles (Val) Tempe, Az., Michael (Sebreta) Madison, Al. two sisters, Kathy (Glenn)Bauer, Mission, KS, and Mary Beth Lemoine, Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. and his many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, John A Segerson, M.D., sister Jeanne Davey, and brother-in-law Michael Davey. The many family and friends who have come together since Sunday have lost a dear soul who touched so many through his bonds of friendship, devotion to family, and his love of gourmet cooking, entertaining, gardening, and his beloved neighborhood, Cabbagetown. Services were held Tuesday, December 4 in Toronto with cremation and burial there. In his last act of giving, Thom was an organ donor. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Thom's name to one of his preferred charities; National Multiple Sclerosis Society, American Parkinson Disease Association, or
. Thom's family plans a celebration of his life at a later date. Condolences can be sent to email@example.com. Thomas Segerson M.D.
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Dec. 9, 2012