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    Memorial and Tribute Gifts

    2013 Annual Report on Philanthropy(L-R) Dr. John Callander and his son Peter travelled to Guatemala with Operation Rainbow in 1991 to provide orthopaedic care to indigent children.

    (L-R) Dr. John Callander and his son Peter travelled to Guatemala with
    Operation Rainbow in 1991 to provide orthopaedic care to indigent children.

    Remembering John N. Callander, M.D.


    Family Man. Friend. Physician. Philanthropist. Dr. John Callander was an extraordinary example of each; gifted with the most charming and infectious smile, he flowed gracefully from one role to the next. For decades a tireless advocate for Sutter Health’s CPMC, Dr. Callander passed away peacefully at home on June 9, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.

    A highly regarded orthopaedic surgeon for many years, Dr. Callander founded California Pacific Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in 1972. In addition, he gave his time caring for patients at the San Francisco Free Clinic and the San Francisco Ballet. He was also an active volunteer for CPMC Foundation and numerous other organizations.

    “When it came to philanthropy, John was an inspiration,” says Bob Tomasello of CPMC Foundation’s Board of Trustees. “He was a great example of how a physician can have such a positive impact on the fundraising process.”

    In Tribute to Our 2013 Tribute Gift Donors

    You can make a tribute gift to CPMC Foundation in honor of your loved one, commemorate a holiday, birth, marriage or anniversary of a life event, or express gratitude to a doctor, nurse or caregiver. Tributees or their families will be notified at your request. Learn more about how you can make a tribute gift to CPMC Foundation.Opens new window



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