Dr. Michael L. Steer
Dr. Michael Steer, age 79, of Newton, on April 18, 2019. For 47 years, he was the beloved husband of the late Vera (Paz) Steer. Loving father of Dylan Steer, Karen Steer, and David Steer & his wife Melissa Foster. Cherished grandfather of Sienna and Talia Steer, Olive Aiguier, and Ella Steer. Dear brother of Paul Steer.
Dr. Steer was Professor at Harvard Medical School and Tufts School of Biomedical Sciences, Chief of Surgery Emeritus at Harvard Medical School, and was a highly regarded teacher and mentor. He became Director of Surgery with Partners in Health and the Program for Global Surgery and Social Change. He was a pioneer in the field of the cell and molecular biology of the pancreas. His clinical, teaching, and research efforts impacted the lives of thousands of colleagues and tens of thousands of patients throughout the world.
Graveside services at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, on April 25, 2019, at 11am. Memorial observances at his late residence following the service through 8pm.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Partners in Health, www.pih.org.
- Partners in Health
Thursday, April 25, 2019