Len “Leo” Shulman

Len Shulman was known to his friends on the staff in 1966 and 1967 as Leo. He was a student at University High School, earned his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley (Phi Beta Kappa) and his M.D. at UCLA.

During his senior year at Berkeley, Len was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and successfully treated; a treatment which involved radiation which was to prove damaging to his heart.

He was a compassionate physician who provided medical care to Native Americans and at volunteer clinics to people of developing countries.

During 2009 Len had heart surgery to replace a damaged valve. An avid outdoorsman and not one to ever let up, he climbed three 14,000-foot mountains in Colorado during the summer of 2010. In August of 2010, Len suffered a fall which broke his clavicle and required surgery. The surgery led to complications involving his heart and Len died in mid-November. His sister Janet died three days later.

Len is survived by his mother and his sisters Deanna and Myra.