George Diamond, a pioneering cardiologist at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, died on Saturday at the age of 74 from complications related to colon cancer. Here are some reactions to news of his death from several of his long-time friends and colleagues at Cedars-Sinai.

Sanjay Kaul:

“I am deeply saddened at the loss of my friend, collaborator and mentor. He was one of the smartest minds in cardiology who had a profound influence on my life and on the lives of virtually all who had the privilege of working with him. He was one of the brightest shining stars in our galaxy much admired for his intellect, unique insights and uncompromising stance. He took particular delight in dispensing with medical dogma and was often described as the ‘conscience of cardiology’.  His passing will be mourned across the globe. We have lost a giant in the field of cardiology. Truly an end of an era!”


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