David B. Spitler, M.D., "91
It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of our classmate, David Spitler, on September
22, 2003. Dave was killed in a tractor accident on his ranch in Hopland, California.
Dave trained in Emergency Medicine at UC Davis Medical Center, and had been practicing at Sutter Solano
Hospital in Vallejo, California since 1994. He was a very well liked member of its Emergency Department,
and he will be greatly missed. He had recently purchased his nearly 500 acre ranch in the coastal mountains
of Northern California and was working to develop it at the time of his death. Dave was very involved
with horses and was a vital member of the Sonoma County Trailblazers Association. He functioned as the
organization"s doctor on trail trips into the backcountry and was affectionately known as just "Doc" to
the group members. A very moving memorial was held by the Trailblazers and Dave"s family on September
29th at a winery and ranch near his home in Hopland.
We would like to award a scholarship in Dave"s memory and have his name on a plaque in Tupper Hall.
If you would like to make a donation in Dave"s honor, please send your donation to:
UC Davis School of Medicine Alumni Scholarship Fund In memory of Dave Spitler
4900 Broadway, Suite 1150
Sacramento, CA 95820
If you have any questions, please contact Beth Abad in the Alumni Office: 916-734-9416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Carl, M.D.
Class of 1991/1992, UC Davis School of Medicine Alumni Board