Ralph O. Wallerstein (1922 - 2009)
Ralph O. Wallerstein was an experienced practitioner and former academician, who served as president of ASH in 1978. In 1970, he was one of six hematologists who worked with the American Board of Internal Medicine to create the first boards in hematology. He has also been actively involved in the work of several medical associations during his career, including the Board of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians.
Orignally from Germany, Dr. Wallerstein's family moved to San Francisco in 1938, where his father started an internal medicine practice. Dr. Wallerstein eventually joined his father at his practice, and subsequently, his own son followed in his footsteps as well, working at the practice early in his career.
Learn more about Dr. Wallerstein by reading his oral history transcript.
Dr. Wallerstein published several articles in the Society's journal Blood.
An obituary on Dr. Wallerstein was published in July/August 2009 issue of The Hematologist.
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