Rolf Gunnar

Hinsdale, Illinois

1926 - 2017


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Rolf McMillan Gunnar, M.D., renowned cardiologist, teacher, scientific author, medical leader, veteran and philanthropist died on Saturday, March 18, 2017. He was 91 years old (d.o.b. January 22, 1926). Born into a medical family, Dr. Gunnar attended Northwestern University as a member of the...

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What a fine physician and teacher he was. To this day, I think of Dr. Gunnar every time I have a patient squat as I listen for split heart sounds. This is one of the ways a man can live on forever.

Dr. Gunnar was directly responsible for ensuring that I could advance myself in a Cardiology career. I will be forever greatful.
He was a great man and will be sorely missed .


David Koenigsberg MD

Dr. Rolf Gunnar to an intern:
"The Best practice of medicine is a dialogue."
Thank you, Sir, for sharing your didactic wisdom to many cardiologists over the decades.

The world has lost a wonderful man. My heart goes out to the Gunnar family in this great loss. Jocelyn was a high school classmate of mine. Rolf was a high school classmate of my mother.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Thank you Dr. Gunnar for your contributions and making this world a better place.

So sorry for your loss. What an incredible legacy he leaves behind. My thoughts and prayers are with you. HUGS!!!
Nancy (RBHS class of 1968)

My sympathy to Marge and Dr. Gunnar's entire family. The passing of this decent, compassionate man leaves our world a much poorer place. Marge, I will never forget the kindness and support you and he gave me during my son's illness and after his death. You will always be in my heart. You know where to find me if you need me.

With love.

My thought and prayers are with you Marge during this sad time.
I will miss his smiling face at Bravehearts.