Lymphoma

Buffalo cancer hospital doctor dies after Colorado skiing accident

Photo courtesy Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI)

 (Photo courtesy Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI))

The head of the leukemia section at Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Institute has died from injuries suffered in a ski accident in Colorado earlier this month. 

Officials at Roswell Park say 60-year-old Dr. Meir Wetzler died Monday at a Denver hospital, where he had been since being injured Feb. 7. Information on where the accident occurred and other details weren't immediately available.

The Israeli-born Wetzler joined Roswell Park in 1994. He served as chief of the leukemia section.

He is survived by his wife, Chana, and four children.

Funeral arrangements are pending.