In Memoriam: Maria Pease, MD

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dear UCSF Psychiatry Department colleagues,

With great sadness I share the news that Maria Pease, MD passed away on October 8, 2011 from a serious illness. On behalf of everyone in the department I express deepest sympathies to her family and all of you who knew her.

Maria Pease, MD Maria was a graduate of both our adult residency training and child and adolescent psychiatry programs. She held several positions in our department and the Department of Surgery, most recently as attending in the UCSF Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Program for medically intractable Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and psychiatric evaluator in the UCSF Transplant Program.  She was also engaged in teaching our child and adolescent psychiatry fellows and was a preceptor for some of our medical students and psychiatry residents.  Maria is especially remembered as a physician “who cared in a phenomenal way” about her patients, and who instilled this passion in her teaching.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Surfrider Foundation,, in memory of Maria Pease MD.

Warmest regards,

Lowell Tong, MD
Interim Chair


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