Dr. Halperin graduated from the University of Michigan and Yale University School of Medicine before completing his residency in anesthesiology and a critical care fellowship at Stanford University in 1983.
After completing his training in 1984, Bruce joined the Associated Anesthesiologists Medical Group (AAMG). He remained active at Stanford for the past three decades, including working as an adjunct clinical associate professor, lecturing in the residency program and serving on hospital committees.
After an around-the-world trip in 1985, Bruce and Valerie Halperin settled in Woodside. They have been married 32 years.
One of his partners said that after hearing of Dr. Halperin's death, at the end of a day of surgery, "several of us sat in the break room and shared our thoughts about Bruce, which inevitably led to laughter. Everything about that man was upbeat and positive.
"He made everyone feel important, and when he walked into a room the mood immediately lightened. What's more, he had a great can-do attitude that made you feel like any problem you had could be surmounted, with his help. Many, many people will miss him deeply."
A private celebration of his life is planned.
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