His legacy is the love he had for Aruna and Milan.
Gifts in Memory of Dr. Sam Gambhir
Thank you for your interest in making a gift to honor and remember Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD. The information below will provide you with a few details and options.
In lieu of flowers, the Gambhir family prefers donations to one of the areas listed below. The first three programs are at Stanford Medicine.
How to Make a Gift to Stanford
To donate online to any of the first three areas listed above (Canary, PHIND, Professorship):
Please go to Stanford’s medical giving website here (or https://medicalgiving.stanford.edu/) and click Make A Gift. Complete the online giving form, specifying where you want to designate your gift and that your gift is in memory of Dr. Sam Gambhir.
To donate by check:
Please make your check payable to “Stanford University.” Include a note specifying where you want to designate your gift and that it is in memory of Dr. Sam Gambhir. Be sure to mention whether you would like us to send Dr. Gambhir’s family a notification letter. Stanford will not share the amount of the donation. Mail your gift to:
P.O. Box 20466
Stanford, CA 94309-0466
To donate stock or give by wire transfer:
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For questions, or if you would like to discuss your gift with a member of the development team, please contact Erik Rausch at firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Schwartzwald at email@example.com in the office of Medical Center Development.
1990 OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD AT UCLA
Sanjiv Gambhir’s record of achievement as a graduate student in biomathematics is “simply spectacular,” in the words of his department chairman. Gambhir has already made significant contributions to the field of nuclear medicine, devising improved imaging techniques to identify diseased tissue in the heart and other organs. He developed simple mathematical models for the measurement of biochemical processes, using radioactively labeled tracers and positron emission tomography (PET). In so doing, he overcame many of the troublesome features of previous approaches, and his techniques are now used routinely. Gambhir’s career in biomathematical research includes medical training as well. He is enrolled in the UCLA M.D./Ph.D. program and expects to receive his medical degree in about two years.
A humanitarian, Gambhir participates actively in a national medical coalition group to help improve the quality of health care in his native India. Last year, he took a fact-finding trip to India to assess conditions and devise plans to provide more effective medical outreach programs. Gambhir is also, by nature, a superior teacher, widely praised by students, faculty and staff. He recently put together a program on computer systems for a group of Cub Scouts, which delights the boys while increasing their understanding. Known for his humor and warmth, as well as his brilliance, Gambhir is expected to make an important mark on the world, both as a scientific innovator and as a human being.
Option to write a private message to the Gambhir Family is available.