Stephen J. Qualman, MD passed away on August 30 after a 13-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Qualman was director of the Center for Pediatric Cancer at Nationwide Children's Hospital from its inception until his diagnosis. He was also co-leader of the emerging Pediatric Oncology Program in the Comprehensive Cancer Center, and showed great passion and leadership throughout its development. Dr. Qualman dedicated his life to improving the lives of others with cancer through research. He was an outstanding pathologist and a world leader in the pathobiology of pediatric sarcoma. He established the Biopathology Center (BPC) at Nationwide Children’s 24 years ago, and this program/facility has become the prototype upon which other national biorepositories have been built.
He is survived by his wife Drusilla and his three children, Kelly, Tom and Maria. Those who wish to express their condolences and thoughts may do so by e-mail or by U.S. mail at Drusilla Qualman and Family, 7717 Seminary Ridge, Columbus, Ohio 43235. Dr. Qualman’s wishes were that any gifts be made to support the Stephen J. Qualman Fellowship in Pediatric Pathology at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Donations can be made in two ways:
1.) Checks payable to NCHF - Stephen J. Qualman Fellowship, sent to Clare Ward, Vice President, Nationwide Children's Foundation, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, Ohio, 43205-2696
2.) online. Please add Dr. Qualman’s name in the Tribute Information section so that your gift is made in his memory