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Donald Gleason, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Donald Gleason, a former pathologist at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center and faculty member at the University of Minnesota died a few days ago. His obituary is in today's Minneapolis Star Tribune (link). Dr. Gleason was the man behind the prostate cancer grading system that bears his name. It is used throughout the world today. I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Gleason last year when he received an award from the Minnesota Society of Pathologists. His contribution to medicine was enormous.