Balance in Life

Greg Feldman was born in Chicago. From an early age, he was academically gifted and also became a first rate musician. After high school in Chicago, he attended Harvard College, graduating with honors and then Harvard Medical School. Greg was our first choice in the Match and began his internship at Stanford in July 2005. While at Stanford, Greg excelled in many ways, but had a special commitment to education and mentoring. Indeed for many medical students and junior residents, Greg came to represent an iconic figure in Stanford Surgical Education. Were these accomplishments not enough, he also had interests in international health best epitomized by taking 3 weeks of vacation during chief residency to work at a missionary hospital in Rwanda. Greg Feldman made all of us at Stanford better for having known him. He won every award and honor that a surgical resident is eligible to receive. His untimely death after completing his residency at Stanford and just 4 months into his vascular surgery fellowship at Northwestern Memorial is a tragedy.

Balance in Life is a program that encompasses physical as well as psychological well-being. It also addresses issues like team building, belonging, and mentoring. The goal of Balance in Life is to give residents the coping skills they will be able to use throughout their career in surgery. This program was established and is aptly named in Greg’s honor.

To make a gift to the Balance in Life Program by credit card, click the red "Make a gift now!" button below.

For donations by check, please send to: Stephanie Edelman, Department of Surgery, Stanford Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Dr.,
Rm M-121, Stanford, CA 94305-2200.
Phone (650) 725-6493,