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TROWBRIDGE, M.D., C.P.E., John F. March 8, 1945 - March 13, 2017 John, known as Jack, died at his home with his wife, Vickie, and son-in-law, Brian, by his side. Jack was an accomplished physician, professor of medicine, and physician executive. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at Yale University; Bachelor of Medical Science at Dartmouth Medical School; M.D. at Harvard Medical School; and Certified Physician Executive (CPE) at American College of Physician Executives. He practiced medicine at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa where he was held in high esteem by his colleges and admired and loved by his patients. He held numerous leadership and executive positions as well. He received the "Teacher of the Year" award from Kaiser Santa Rosa Medical Center, UCSF Residency Consortium. He was awarded the "Outstanding Physician Contribution" award as physician and Director of Chronic Conditions Management Program for highest performing medical center for Population Health Management in the Kaiser Northern California region resulting in a reduction of heart attacks by 62% over the seven years since its inception. He gave hundreds of talks in the US, as well as several countries abroad. Like medicine, Jack also had a great love for flying his plane, sailing the waters, and working on his tractor. But most of all, was his love for camping and traveling with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Vickie Vogler; his children Meredith, Andrew, Rick, Mark, and Michael; siblings Joan Wayland and Rick Trowbridge; and seven grandchildren. Visitation will be held at the Daniels Chapel of the Roses in Santa Rosa on Wednesday, March 22nd from 3-8 p.m. Services will be held on Thursday, March 23rd at 11a.m.

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Published in Press Democrat from Mar. 19 to Mar. 20, 2017.
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March 31, 2017
Jack and I were roommates in our sophomore and junior years in college. He was the kindest and most generous of human beings and the very best of friends. I haven't seen him for many years, but have thought of him often and will miss him. My condolences to all of his loved ones.
Bob Silberman
March 25, 2017
Jack was my boss for over 10 years and the one of the best people I ever had the privilege to know. My condolences to all the family - he was one in a million and I know he will be remembered fondly by all whose lives he touched.
Mimi Whittaker
March 24, 2017
Dear Vicki I was sad to hear of jacks passing. As always I'll keep you in my prayers. I am always here if you want some company or a trip to the beautiful redwoods. My condolences to the whole family.
renee cathala
March 23, 2017
Vicki & Family
Jack was a gentle man, a wonderful Physician and certainly someone that I looked up to. He was instrumental in the early days of home care of always being there to assist and seek what was best for patients and their families. My husband and I had the privilege of traveling with him when we did a Symposium together. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and getting to know him as a person. Our best to all of you as we know how much you will miss him. Diane and Les Brabetz
Diane Brabetz
March 22, 2017
I was fortunate to be one of his patients. He truly helped me in many ways and prepared me for my senior years. I have not found another Doctor that I trust like I trusted him.He will be missed by many. Condolences to his family.
Dottie Gilardi
March 21, 2017
Many Prayers to his family.

His lost will be felt by many.
Lori R
March 20, 2017
Our thoughts are with you and your family
Lori McBride
March 20, 2017
I'm very sad to read this, John was my Doctor for several years, he was definitely my favorite, it was more like visiting a friend when I had to see him, he loved his family very much, always talked about all of you, my deepest condolences to you, may he rest in peace.
Kim McKenzie
March 20, 2017
Condolences to Vickie and family. May he R.I.P.
Stella Parreira
March 20, 2017
Dr. Jack Trowbridge was a gentleman and a scholar. It was a privilege and such a pleasure to work with him caring for our Kaiser inpatients. He would greet nurses by name, answer questions with attention and great knowledge and was always friendly and good humored. My heartfelt condolences to his family.
Monica Schwalbenberg-Pena, R.N.
March 19, 2017
I extend my sincere condolences to the family and many friends of Dr. Trowbridge. During my many years working at SRMH and Sutter, it was my privilege to work and interact with this very competent and engaging gentleman. May God bless you Jack.
Mike Lindsay
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