Edward Meyer ’49, Weill Cornell Medicine benefactor, dies

By Kathryn Inman


Edward H. Meyer, member of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Board of Fellows and devoted benefactor, died April 11 in New York, at age 96.

Meyer ’49, along with his beloved wife Sandra, was a generous and committed champion of Weill Cornell Medicine, with an enduring passion for medical research and philanthropy. Elected to the board in 2014, he served as a member of the Clinical Affairs/Physician Organization Committee, the External Relations Committee and the Committee on Research and Entrepreneurship.

“Ed’s enthusiasm and bountiful altruism have made an indelible mark on our institution,” said Jessica M. Bibliowicz, chair of the Weill Cornell Medicine Board of Fellows. “With his cherished wife Sandy, he believed in the transformative nature of investing in research. He will be remembered for his passion for medicine, and his commitment to finding a cure for cancer and improving the lives of those living with the disease. We will think of Ed fondly and he will be missed by all who knew him.”

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