PITTSBURGH — “Call anytime,” he said, hours before he went into hospice.

If only I could. If only the scores — hundreds, probably thousands — of friends of one of the most extraordinary figures in modern orthopedic medicine could call him anytime, or even once more.

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Sheri Fischer

What a wonderful tribute to an outstanding physician. We have heard through the years what an amazing doctor he was, especially in sports world. We are so sad to hear of his passing and his loss to the field of medicine.

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