Remembering Kenneth Fye

Dr. Kenneth H. Fye

Friends of the Rosalind Russell Medical Research Center for Arthritis are deeply saddened by the death of Kenneth H. Fye. M.D., a distinguished physician and researcher in the UCSF Division of Rheumatology. He passed away at age 67 on March 28, 2010 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Fye attended UC Berkeley, earned his M.D. at UCSF, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in rheumatology. Early in his career, Dr. Fye entered private practice in Marin County. Twenty years later, he was recruited back to UCSF where, in addition to caring for patients, he conducted clinical research. Over his career, he published more than 60 papers on osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus.

In addition, Dr. Fye directed the Division of Rheumatology's volunteer clinical faculty and chaired the UCSF School of Medicine's Alumni Association. Among the many honors accorded him by the University were his election as the medical school's Alumnus of the Year in 1996, and inclusion in the first group of Master Clinicians recognized by the UCSF Department of Medicine. He was also named a Master Clinician by the American College of Rheumatology. A major honor accorded him by his patients was the endowment of the Kenneth H. Fye Endowed Chair in Rheumatology in 2008.

A memorial event for Dr. Fye was held on May 2 at UCSF's Mission Bay Campus, where colleagues and friends expressed high regard for their cherished friend. Memorial donations may be made to the Kenneth H. Fye Endowed Chair, UCSF Foundation, Attn: Paul Gunther, 220 Montgomery Street, San Francisco CA 94104.



A major honor accorded him by his patients was the endowment of the Kenneth H. Fye Endowed Chair in Rheumatology.

  
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