Remembering Dr. Oliver Sacks

Date: 
Tue, 2015-09-01 (All day)

 

Dear FACES Friends,

It is with great sorrow that FACES and NYU Langone Medical Center communities share the passing of our friend and colleague Oliver Sacks, MD. 

We were fortunate to have Dr. Sacks as a vibrant member of our family.  He was a neurologist whose life and death has likely touched more lives than any other.  Dr. Sacks was honored twice at FACES -- once in2000 with Robin Williams, and again in 2008.  In 2013, he helped us honor his friend Temple Grandin (pictured).

We will remember Oliver as a gentle and sensitive soul, possessing a voracious curiosity and brilliance of spirit and mind.  His mind was exquisitely multilayered and nuanced -- so that while the rest of us think and speak in notes, he thought and wrote in chords.

He was a dear friend whose infectious smile, charm, quirks and lessons will always be with us.

Orrin

 

Read More: 

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/famed-neuroscientist-oliver-sacks-dies-at-82/

http://www.npr.org/2015/08/30/436107500/a-view-on-oliver-sacks-from-a-longtime-friend-and-colleague

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/08/30/436013382/oliver-sacks-renowned-neurologist-and-author-dies-at-82