Thursday, September 19, 2019

Edward Stopa, long-time neuropathologist at Brown University, passes away

Edward Stopa, MD, 65, after a brief and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He touched many lives and served as mentor to many in neuropathology, including me. Since 1993, Ed was the director of neuropathology at Brown and led the division until his retirement earlier this year. I was a neuropathology fellow under his directorship from 2004-06 and fondly remember his sense of humor, curiosity, and joie de vivre.

Ed made many strides in the understanding of Alzheimer disease through close collaborations with basic and clinical neuroscientists. He contributed extensively to our knowledge of the hypothalamic mechanisms that are responsible for human reproduction and circadian rhythm.

We will miss you, Ed.


Howard Chang said...

Very sad news.
We shall miss him greatly.
There are so many great and/or wild stories about Ed to share, from us the former fellows who trained with Ed.
We former fellows should get together during the next AANP meeting and raise a toast to our mentor sailing in the next world, laughing out loud in the storm, or becalmed in the fog!

Brian E. Moore, MD, MEd said...

Well said, Howard. As a fellow under Dr. Stopa myself, I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiment.

Unknown said...

Very sad news. I was introduced to Ed as a second year med student at SUNY Upstate where I was fortunate enough to secure a summer research fellowship in his lab studying pituitary tumors. It was his guidance that led me to pursue neuropathology as a specialty. I will never forget the wild stories he would tell over long summer lunches or while gazing at the stars through the telescope in his front yard! We will miss you Ed.