He is inovative, visionary and dedicated researcher who saved and still saving
millions of life through his innovation. We salute you of your great achievment.
We are proud to lived in your era...May your soul rest in peaceBalaji JagannathanResearch CoordinatorCCREPMiddlemore
Hospital, Auckland New Zealand.
Todos nos hemos quedado muy tristes y te echamos mucho de menos, Pim Kolff. Tus
pacientes nunca te olvidarn. Descansaen paz.
I am doing an research paper on him. And what he has done is amazing. It is
truly said to see him go.
I met PIM at Downstate in Brooklyn New York when he joined us in the Nephrology
Department as "the junior member of the faculty". He made me laugh from the
first moment with that comment. I was in awe of him. He encouraged my dreams and
added to them with his continued interest in artificial organs, at that time he
was working on the artificial lung. Just today I found out about his death while
remembering him to a student and as such he remains alive and well! I love you
Dr Kolff. Rest in Peace!
Sad to see Dr. Kolff go. Because of him my wife lived nearly 30 years on
dialysis. She met him once not long after she went on at age 14 to thank him for
saving her life. He was awesome.
I met Kolff several times and that was a great privilege. He was allways a
pleasant company with all kind of interesing and funny stories about his life an
his work.The most important thing Kolff said to met was: When a doctor
does not listen to the (head)nurse he should be kicked in an certain place. As a
(dailysis)nurse I love the fact that he saw allreadey the need of doctors
listening to nurses. Very common to day but in his days a revolution!
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Kolff many years ago. Now in my 41st year of
hemodialysis (having started in June of 1968). I am grateful to Dr. Kolff and
the researchers and clinicians who came after him for all these years of life.
I just want to say thank you Dr. Kolff for your great contribution to science
and patients.Oscar Cairoli, RN, MALOs Angeles
An inspirational figure and a true genius. Not many realise how much medicine
has benfited from his contribution. The medical world has lost a man whose void
cannot be filled.
Dr. Kolff was one of the most dedicated biomedical technologists that I have
ever met. He has left his footprint on mankind forever with his great
pioneering in the medical field.
A genius whose ideas and inventions helped millions.Dr.NandakumarSingapore
I was blessed with the opportunity for four years to work with Dr. Kolff on the
artificial heart. He was a brilliant man and a kind man and full of humor. He
will be missed, but the world is better for his having been in it.
He has changed the lives of many people, with his relentless hard work and
dedication, which will never be wasted. Not many people have contributed the way
he has done, may his soul rest in peace.Ravi Jayakaran,Renal
Unit,Johannesburg Hospital,South Africa.
Dr. Kolff developed the artifical kidney in the Netherlands under the eyes of
the occupying Nazis, in a small building near the hospital marked with "highly
infectious--do not enter. I met him in Cleveland when he was told a patient had
run out of insurance and could stay no longer. I was chief resident at Metro and
he called me if I could help. So I admitted her and three times a week she was
taken to the Clinic and back to Metro. This was done in the evening since the
clinic might have a fit. Some years later he invited me to join him for a week
or so in his research. He was a brilliant, decent, humourous, kindly gentleman
whowould make a wonderful role model.Dr. Erich H. LoewyProf &
F'dg Chair, Bioethics (emeritus)U of CA, Davisehloewy@ucdavis.edu
I'm working for kidney field in other country. But, I am also very sorry for
hearing this news. Without his significant works, countless patients including
my patients might thier lives. Peace to his ashes.
A brilliant and decent man, a big loss to science and Utah.
artist in heart and kidneys
I grew up around the corner from Dr. Kolff in SLC and he was an amazing person
and man and I will always remember his laugh. His brilliance saved thousands
and thousands of lives. Rest in peace old man.
Thanks for choosing Utah to work. Sad to see there are not a hundred comments