Dr. Walter C. Stolov

Seattle, Washington

Jan 6, 1928 – Sep 10, 2018


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Dr. Walter C. StolovWalter Charles Stolov was born on January 6, 1928 in Bronx, New York, the middle son to Rose and Arthur Stolov. Walter skipped several grades and at 16, entered The City College of New York, graduating with a BS in physics in 1948. While pursuing a PhD in physics at the...

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One of my great teachers at U of Washington Dept of PM&R. Often an evening phone call about a patient or procedure. Acerbic humor but a softee beneath it. Smoke filled office of serial cigarettes. Scintillating mind. Kind to me, and patient with my slow takes-usually.

I worked as a tech in Rehab Medicine for 12 years. Dr Stolov was the most amazing man. He was so smart and he trained so many residents that his hand is still caring for patients everywhere. He was stubborn and when he would yell down the hall where's Dee. My heart would stop. He taught me never to be late, always give your all and never argue with him. I still see his smile. He will be missed by many

Dr. Stolov became a part of my family's life from the time I started working in his home in 2008 as Anita's care giver. He was incredibly supportive of my well being, education and especially my daughter Thandi who at the time was only 3 yrs old. Many years later, we kept in touch despite having lost Anita and no longer worked full time. Once in a while, he would have me work with him in areas of need. The most special thing we did was that, every year on his birthdays, my daughter and I...

Walter lived an amazing life and left a legacy of well trained physiatrists who are professionally indebted to him for accepting nothing less than excellence from them during their residency experience. His family has many reasons to be proud of his breadth and depth of accomplishments. He will be missed. Thank you Walter for all the teaching and making me a better physician. Straighten 'em out in heaven!

Steve Hinderer - UW Rehab Medicine Class of 1986

Our sympathy's for his family. We will always remember his dedication to patients and the U of Washington Hospital.