Michael-Cahalan-Obituary

Michael K. Cahalan

Salt Lake City, Utah

1949 - 2019 (Age 69)

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Michael K. Cahalan1949 ~ 2019Michael K. Cahalan, Professor and former chairman of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah Hospitals, passed away in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 9, at the age of 69. He battled leukemia for several months. Michael was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where he...

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Recently, I heard from Roy, who was notified by Phil Crawford, of Mike passing from this life. I knew you both from before and the beginning of your relationship
and cannot imagine the magnitude of your loss. He was a great, kind, sweet man. We had so many trials and fun back at UCSF OH suite.
The world was a better place for having him in it.

I attended many of his lectures on TEE Echo and interacted with him in question and answer sessions. He came across quite friendly and gentleman.
Rest In Peace sir.

Michael was one of the good guys; an honorable man, a kindly, generous man, a colleague of no small accomplishments, and a friend with whom I worked to fulfill my ambition to make a difference. That I have outlived him scandalizes the notion that there is any justice in this universe. Michael earned and deserved much better!

I remember Mike with warmth, friendship and professional respect. We were school mates at Mercersburg Academy, and then atTemple medical school. We visited together last when he presented a conference to Anesthesia and Cardiology at the University of Washington in 1983, where I was a Cardiology fellow at the time. He was at the forefront of intraoperative utilization of TEE. I was glad to have been his friend.He was a bright and talented guy, great swimmer and Accomplished physician,...

With deepest sympathy, may the power of prayer ease your sorrow, bring you peace and provide much comfort for you during this difficult time. Matthew 21:22

There are no words to describe Mike's uplifting influence on all who had the good fortune to know him. A true gentle giant. Having been his resident, colleague for many years in cardiac anesthesia at UCSF, and close friend for all of these years, I am left shaken by the tragedy of his passing. Marianne, and all of his family are in my thoughts each day following this tragic loss. He always told me that when a loved one dies after a difficult time, eventually only the good memories remain.

The world has been tilted slightly off it's axis with Mike's passing.
He was a wonderful amazing man and physician; so compassionate, funny and kind. He has been missed since he left UCSF, and now he will be missed forever.
I know he was your best friend Marianne, you are the couple that all other couples aspired to become!
Sending loving, healing thoughts to you and all of your family.
Sadly, he was simply taken too soon from this world, it is difficult to reconcile...

Michael and I were over lapping residents at UCSF and after our fellowships became partners on the cardiac anesthesia service. We were different people from different backgrounds but like almost everyone who worked with Michael, we became friends. As I read through the previous comments what shines through is Michael's essence, a serious man with a sense of humor. He was smart, fair and charming and he was admired and respected by all who knew him. Michael was a natural leader, not because of...