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Methodist In The Media

15 Jun

Dr. Gene Herbek Remembered for His Enthusiasm for Life and Passion for Pathology

Dr. Gene Herbek dealt with trauma up close while serving as medical examiner in the aftermath of the 1989 crash of United Airlines Flight 232 in Sioux City, Iowa.

He also extended compassion by launching what’s now a nationwide cancer screening program for underserved women.

Herbek, a pathologist at Methodist Hospital, died June 4 after a short illness. He was 70.

“Second only to family and friends, pathology was his life’s passion,” said daughter Sara Herbek of Chicago. “He did everything he could to ensure that patients were treated with respect and dignity.”

Omaha World-Herald: Dr. Gene Herbek remembered for his enthusiasm for life and passion for pathology