Obituary: Robert C. Strunk, professor of pediatrics, 73

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Robert Charles Strunk, MD, a beloved and acclaimed pediatric allergist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, died Thursday, April 28, 2016, in his native Chicago. He was 73.

Strunk, the Donald B. Strominger Professor of Pediatrics, died of cardiac arrest while visiting with family.

“Bob was an internationally renowned pediatric allergist and investigator,” said Gary A. Silverman, MD, PhD, the Harriet B. Spoehrer Professor and head of the Department of Pediatrics. “He was a magnanimous colleague and a beloved mentor to countless younger faculty and trainees.”

For almost three decades, Strunk worked in his lab at the School of Medicine, developing a productive clinical and research program for childhood asthma that significantly enhanced the understanding of the natural history of the disease and what triggers it.

Read the full obituary published by the School of Medicine

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