Remembering Dr. Robert Wallace
The Leducq Foundation notes with sadness that Dr. Robert (Bob) Wallace passed away on August 24th, 2022. Bob was a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon whose leadership and counsel were critical to the development of the Leducq Foundation. Bob first met Jean Leducq when Jean was his patient at the Mayo Clinic. Over the years, he and Jean and Sylviane Leducq developed a close friendship. When the Leducqs created their foundation, they turned to Bob for advice and assistance. Bob helped to establish the foundation’s cardiovascular disease mission and to recruit the first members for the Scientific Advisory Committee. He would serve as the first president of that committee. Under his leadership the foundation would go on to create the Transatlantic Networks Program, the signature program of the Leducq Foundation. For Bob’s many contributions the Leducq Foundation is, like the many patients Bob cared for over the years, eternally grateful.