In Memoriam

Dr. Leonard Graivier


(from his obituary posted on the Houston Jewish Funerals and Dallas Jewish Funerals website)

Dr. Leonard Graivier, noted pediatric surgeon, died suddenly Sunday morning, June 17, 2012. His legacy survives in his extraordinary, loving family and in the lives of countless infants and children who benefited from his surgical commitment, care and expertise.

Between 1964 and 1984, he was in private practice in Dallas and trained numerous surgeons as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. After arthritis forced him to retire from active practice, he became Medical Director of both Control Data Corporation and Electronic Data Systems. He was Attending Pediatric Surgeon at Children’s Medical Center, Parkland, Medical City and St. Paul Hospitals and Consulting Physician at Baylor, Methodist and Presbyterian Hospitals. His medical organization memberships include American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics (surgical section), Dallas Society of General Surgeons and Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity. Dr. Graivier published 41 articles in Pediatric Surgery literature, including a chapter in a Pediatric Surgery textbook. Part of a team that separated Siamese twins in Pittsburgh, he again separated Siamese twins in Dallas in 1979. He was Visiting Professor, Pediatric Surgery at Tokyo Children’s Hospital, Japan, Great Ormand Street Hospital, London, England and the Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal, Quebec.