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ABOUT HAAKON RAGDE, M.D.

Dr. Ragde, a Board Certified urologist, was born in Norway and immigrated to the U.S. in 1948. In the 50's he served as an artillery forward observer with the 2nd US Infantry Division in the Korean War. During that conflict he received a battlefield commission and was awarded the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars with V and Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Purple Heart. In 1952 he entered University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, where he graduated with an MD degree in 1957.

Dr. Ragde did his post graduate training at McGill University in Montreal, Canada; Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York; Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland; and Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. In 1965 he accepted a staff position in general surgery and urology at the University of Washington, where he, in addition to his other duties, completed a fellowship in immunohematology.

In 1965 Dr. Ragde, as a member of a two-man team performed the first successful kidney transplants in the State of Washington. Between 1965 and 1970 he was a member of a four-man physician tean that developed bone marrow transplantation now used worldwide, and for which the Chief of the team, Dr. E. Donnall Thomas received the Nobel Prize.

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