Science & Medicine

Dr. Ruben Mesa — “a serious man with an open heart.”

It was reported at CR&T that Dr. Ruben Mesa was unable to attend due to a cardiac issue. Fortunately it was quickly resolved. He’s going to rest up for a couple of days and plans to be back on the front lines fighting MPNs soon. Here is the immediate outpouring of affection and concern,

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Mark Crandall said:

He is a serious man with an open heart, with no vanity, and with the patience and balance that distinguish really remarkable people. He epitomizes what the Buddhists call ‘right livelihood’ which is part of what they call the eight-fold noble path. I have always been impressed with this guy for his commitment to other people and the way he approaches medicine, and more broadly life, with generosity and compassion. He has the best medical care in the world so with just a little luck he’s going to be around for a good while longer for which I am very grateful.

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Marlene Forstrom said:

Hoping for a quick recovery. Take care of yourself!


Susan Sasek Voight

Get your rest doctor Mesa ….I wish you a full and speedy recovery:-) :-

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Penny Stiefel said:

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
Please take care of yourself as you take care of all of us!
Howard & Penny Stiefel

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Lindy Sutton

Wishing you a quick recovery. You mean a lot to all of us. Best wishes.

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Janice Creed said:

Any issue with your heart is scary. We are so glad that you are feeling better. Take care and best wishes for a speedy recovery. Listen to us now and do your rehab….lol.
Thanks for all you do for us.

roseBonnie and Joe Evans said:

Dear Dr Mesa! I had thought your heart was made of GOLD with all the generosity you deliver to the MPN Community. But alas, your heart is just like the rest of us so it needs some TLC. So, we are sending you lots of TLC. Get Well!get well balloon

Christine said:

God bless you Dr. Mesa. Hope you are feeling better and your recovery is swift and not too uncomfortable.

Nathalie Cook said:

I was so sorry to hear Dr Ruben Mesa has been unwell but glad to hear he received rapid treatment with insertion of a stent. I hope he has time to rest and recover before he resumes his busy schedule caring for and treating MPN patients around the world. We in the MPN community are so lucky to have such a caring, compassionate, brilliant doctor and researcher advocating for us. Sending prayers and best wishes for his speedy recovery.

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Mary Cotter said:

Best wishes for a quick recovery!

Emily Sieger said:

Thank you for all you do for the health of MPN patients, Dr Mesa. Now, please take care of your own

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Ellen Jacquart

Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery, Dr. Mesa!


Jamie Strause said:

Dr Mesa:
I hope you are feeling better. We enjoyed your presentation at the CR&T Fund Symposium. Such dedication to make sure we still had your voice!

Karen Hess Williams said:

May God Bless and keep you Dr. Mesa. We need you around to help with the fight.

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Jodi Ricklin-Matheson said:

Best wishes to you, Dr. Mesa!!

Bonnie Q. Atkins said:

Thank God he is alright

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Mary Hopper said:

We definitely don’t want to lose Dr Mesa. I love his video’

Jeremy Smith said:

The strangest thing is my last session with most of our conversation was about cardiace issues and how MPN’s impact the cardiovascular systerm. And how hard we we both were working.

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Peggy Zampetti Frederick said

We are blessed to have this gifted man fighting for the MPN cause. Great to get the confirmation that his situation is quickly resolving.

Voncille Fryou said:

Sorry to hear this about Dr. Mesa. We can’t loose this man, he’s one of the best in MPNs. Sending you thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery Dr. Mesa!!!

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Comments on: "Dr. Ruben Mesa — “a serious man with an open heart.”" (6)

  1. jsandresen1 said:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery and Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Susan Wald said:

    Dr. Mesa, I wish you a speedy and full recovery and the best of health for the future. We thank you for your dedication, resourcefulness, and also your sense of humor. Please be well.

  3. Marion and Rob Gallau said:

    Dear Dr. Mesa, We wish you a speedy and full recovery. We enjoyed listening to you in Atlanta this past September. You are our ‘rock star’! Take care!

  4. Best wishes from the UK. Sorry you could not be with us in person at the MPD Voice Patients day, but we had the great pleasure of your voice (and your cactii).

  5. Laurie Christian said:

    I met you Dr Mesa at a conference in Wellington, New Zealand. Your friendly and kind personality was immediately evident. You are a blessing to the MPN community. You are in my prayers. God bless.

  6. Ron Russell said:

    You’ve blessed us with your care, intelligence, humanity, and dedication. We are all indebted to you and wish you a speedy recovery. Love and Peace in your life.

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