UNMC recognizes 100th birthday of Stanley M. Truhlsen with 'drive-by' tribute

November 13, 2020

Image with caption: UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD and Kim Kanellis of the UNMC Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute in Omaha, present Dr. Truhlsen with a giant birthday card on his 100th birthday.

UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD and Kim Kanellis of the UNMC Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute in Omaha, present Dr. Truhlsen with a giant birthday card on his 100th birthday.


Dozens of University of Nebraska Medical Center leaders, employees and students gave Stanley M. Truhlsen, MD a birthday he won’t forget. They stood outside the UNMC Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute in Omaha for a "drive-by" birthday tribute for the 100th birthday of Stanley M. Truhlsen, MD. 

Dr. Truhlsen, who grew up in Herman, Neb., is a retired, well-known Omaha ophthalmologist, philanthropist and UNMC professor of ophthalmology, who has lived through the Great Depression, several wars and has seen many changes at UNMC through the years.

Holding large Happy Birthday signs, employees and students waved as his family drove him by the well-wishers. Dr. Truhlsen was presented with a giant birthday card by the director of the institute, Ron Krueger, MD and UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold. 

For more information about Dr. Truhlsen, here is a story UNMC writer, Tom O’Connor, wrote about Dr. Truhlsen which appears today in UNMC’s online newsletter 
https://www.unmc.edu/news.cfm?match=26506