The Ricardo Perez Dulzaides Memorial Fund

Ricardo Perez Duzaides

Einstein is deeply saddened by the unexpected illness and death of our MD / PhD student Ricardo Perez Dulzaides. Ricardo died recently of complications following a pulmonary embolism and cardiac arrest. He was just 33 years old. Today, we commemorate his life and legacy through The Ricardo Perez Dulzaides Memorial Fund.

Few people in Einstein’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) have followed a path similar to Ricardo’s. Through much personal adversity, he developed the resilience and resourcefulness to create opportunities for advancing himself—always seeking to improve his life and that of his family, and ultimately, to dedicate himself to improving the lives of others.

Ricardo’s life was unexpectedly and tragically cut short. We will miss his warm smile, good humor, keen intellect, and his unique, positive perspective on life. To read Ricardo’s full tribute from the Einstein community, we welcome you to visit here.

May his memory be a blessing and an inspiration for us all.

To make a gift in memory of Ricardo, please use the donation form below or call the Einstein Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 718.430.2411. Your contribution will help to establish The Ricardo Perez Dulzaides Memorial Fund—an annual tribute in his name that will enable underrepresented MSTP students to attend important scientific conferences.

Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity in honoring Ricardo’s memory in this way.