May 2, 2017
Remembering Dr. Mostafa Elhilali
The Cedars Cancer Foundation extends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Dr Mostafa Elhilali, whose sudden death on April 29th shocked and saddened many around the world, including Cedars.
While much may be said about the talent of Dr Elhilali as a clinician-scientist and academic, Cedars wishes to highlight the warmth and compassion he shared with his patients. He would tell you his supreme dedication to patients was natural, but we feel strongly that it was a sign of his exceptional qualities as a healer. He gave them hope and cared deeply about their quality of life.
An internationally-renowned urologist who believed in the power of collaboration, Dr Elhilali authored and contributed to over 200 peer-reviewed articles and over 14 book chapters. He helped advance diagnostics and treatment of urologic cancers and other diseases through every means possible: clinical care, research, teaching, philanthropy, participation at conferences, administrative or board roles in hospitals and societies, etc.
Dr Mostafa Elhilali was a hero to his patients and their families, and to the Cedars Cancer Foundation. We will miss him, but we will remember and honour his legacy.