Dr. Carolyn M. Kaelin


Age: 54

Summary: breast cancer surgeon who continued her research and advocacy for patients after her own diagnosis of breast cancer ended her surgical career when she became founding director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts at age 34 in 1995 and who was the youngest woman ever chosen for such a high-ranking post at any major teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard.

Cause of Death: Brain tumor

Born: April 4, 1961

Died: July 28, 2015

Charlestown, Massachusetts