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In Memoriam: Robyn Barst

April 19, 2013

links imageDear Colleagues,

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Robyn J. Barst, Professor Emeritus, this morning. Dr. Barst spent most of her academic life here at Columbia as an early pioneer in the field of pulmonary hypertension and establishing a world renowned Pulmonary Hypertension Center. She was deeply committed to developing novel therapeutics to treat an otherwise lethal disease and made tremendous contributions to completely re-shape the course of this disease today. Dr. Barst also established a legacy of teaching, clinical care and research which will continue to have an extraordinary impact on our campus and abroad.

Information on funeral arrangements will be forth-coming.

Condolences may be sent to:
Samuel Barst, MD 31 Murray Hill Rd
Scarsdale, NY 10583


Lawrence R. Stanberry, MD, PhD
Reuben S. Carpentier Professor and Chairman
Department of Pediatrics
Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Additional Links:

Link to New York Times Obituary
Pulmonary Hypertension Association Barst Fund