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Remembering Dr. Victor Grann

Dr. Victor Robert Grann passed away peacefully on October 4, 2020, at the age of 87.  He was a loving husband and father and a devoted doctor. He was born in New London, CT, in 1933, and resided in New York City.

He graduated from Yale University and, before attending the New York Medical College, served in the U.S. Army.  He had a long and successful career as an oncologist at Stamford Hospital and Director of the Bennet Cancer Center in Stamford, CT. 

Upon retiring from clinical medicine, he still wanted to help others, and he went on to complete a masters degree in public health at Columbia University.

He subsequently joined the faculty of Columbias Mailman School of Public Health, where he spent the remainder of his career studying health outcomes in cancer care, including preventive strategies for women with breast cancer-related mutations and effectiveness of cancer chemotherapies.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Phyllis; his daughter Alison (David Gutstein); his sons David (Kyra Darnton) and Edward; and five grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 12:30 PM at Riverside Memorial Chapel, on 76th street at Amsterdam Ave.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Drug Discovery Foundation at