Martin F. Kagnoff, MD, January 19, 1941--November 16, 2014.


artin F. Kagnoff, gastroenMterologist and mucosal immunologist, passed away from pancreatic cancer on November 16, 2014 at the age of 73. Known to family and friends as Marty, he had been a faculty member in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for more than 40 years. Marty was a native of Vancouver, British Columbia, and later became a US citizen. After attending college in Vancouver, he matriculated at Harvard Medical School, and received his medical degree in 1965. He began his internship and junior residency at the Peter Brent Brigham Hospital in Boston but interrupted clinical training to join the US Navy as a principal investigator and commissioned Lieutenant Commander at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. His research at the Institute was focused on investigating the effects of ionizing radiation on platelets and the intestinal tract, which sparked his interest in gastroenterology. Upon completion of

DOI: 10.1053/j.gastro.2015.01.028

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@article{Eckmann2015MartinFK, title={Martin F. Kagnoff, MD, January 19, 1941--November 16, 2014.}, author={Lars Eckmann and Kim E Barrett and John M. Carethers}, journal={Gastroenterology}, year={2015}, volume={148 3}, pages={457-8} }