We Mourn the Loss of Dr. Barrett Haik, a Great Rb Physician.
Wednesday July 27, 2016
The retinoblastoma world lost a dedicated physician and friend on Friday, July 22nd. Dr Barrett Haik was a highly skilled ophthalmic surgeon, researcher, educator, mentor and fundraiser who cared deeply for the children, adults and families he treated. He led development of the ophthalmic oncology service at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and supported international outreach that has improved the lives of thousands of children with retinoblastoma across the USA and around the world.
The following obituary is published with permission from St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We extend our sympathy to the faculty and extended family of St Jude at this very sad time.
Barrett George Haik, MD, FACS, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep at his boat house in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Friday, July 22, 2016.
Dr. Haik was born in New Orleans on September 8, 1951, the son of George M. Haik, MD, and Isabelle Saloom Haik. He graduated from Metairie Park Country Day High School and Centenary College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr Haik earned his medical degree and his PhD in Anatomy from the Louisiana State University Medical School.
After residency at New York’s Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Haik joined Cornell University and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.