Dr. William Tasman

David Peake
March 29th, 2017

  • Lyndell Kreider / March 30, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to the family of this brilliant physician Dr Tasman helped so many people over his life long career He was a lovely man and will deeply be missed Lyndell

  • Ravi D. Goel MD / March 31, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Ophthalmologists today stand on the shoulders of giants. Rest in peace, Dr. Tasman.

  • Daniel M. Albert, M.D / March 31, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    In addition to being an outstanding retinal surgeon and physician, Bill was truly a renaissance man, with a deep knowledge of literature and history. He was a role model and inspiration to his students, friends and colleagues and will be greatly missed..

  • george bohigian MD / April 1, 2017 at 9:51 am

    It is a sad day.
    William Tasman was a giant in contemporary ophthalmology and a steward of ethics.
    He will be sorely missed by all. He was a dedicated Cogan Society member.
    In the eyes of memory there is no death.
    George Bohigian MD
    St. Louis MO

  • JOEL PORTER MD / April 1, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    I have known Bill Tasman since his residency days at Wills. He was always affable, approachable, knowledgeable, energetic, funny, but quite serious when needed. In short, Bill was one helluva guy!!
    He was a giant within Ophthalmology. He will be missed by so many colleagues, patients, and other friends. I extend my heartfelt sympathies to Alice Lea and all his children and family. I will certainly miss him at the Annual Wills Conferences as well as other meetings.

  • Sincere condolences to the Tasman family from Jim and Diana Vincenzo.

  • Thoughts and prayers for the Tasman family. My daughter is just one of the many children Dr. Tasman helped throughout the years. Megan will be dedicating her tap solo to Dr. Tasman. He will be greatly missed. He was an amazing man. Our last visit with him, he mentioned how lucky he was that his wife went out with him and married him. Still so in love. He was an inspiration to all of us. Thank you for sharing him with all of us.

  • John and Karen Ingle / May 7, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    My wife and I need to express our sorrow at the passing of Dr Tasman, while also looking back with great gratitude for the years of his superb eye care. Seeking him out as a former high school classmate, I was not fully aware until now, of his top flight reputation and national leadership, nor of his development of procedures for saving the sight of many thousands of pre-mature babies around the world. In fact, from our conversations during appointments, touching mainly on good old school days, I could never have guessed, except for his warmly compassionate and generous nature, about this tremendous international legacy to children, otherwise doomed to blindness! Thank God for such a man and such a friend!

  • I was a resident at Wills from 1982 to 1985 and Dr. Tasman was Ophthalmologist-in-Chief. For all the years after that even though I called all the other attending by their first names, I always addressed him as “Dr. Tasman” because I respected and revered him so much.
    R.I.P. Sir.


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