The Weesam Al-Khatib Education Endowment Fund has been established by the Al-Khatib family in memory of Stanford Vascular Surgeon Dr. Weesam Al-Khatib. Dr. Al-Khatib, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 34 from a rare form of cancer, was a Clinical Instructor of Vascular Surgery. He tended to patients at both Stanford Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. Dr. Al-Khatib was a consummate surgeon, scholar, mentor, and friend, and he is sorely missed by his colleagues, family, and friends.
Throughout most of his terminal illness, he continued to care for his patients and teach residents. His contributions made a significant impact to resident education within the Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery.
In honor of Dr. Al-Khatib's dedication to excellence in education and patient care, his family has established an endowed education fund to memorialize his legacy in the Division of Vascular Surgery. This fund will support an annual academic lecture series broadly to vascular science and graduate medical education.
Stanford News Article on Dr. Al-Khatib's passing in 2012.