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Casimiro Giampaolo, MD

June 25, 2018
Casimiro Giampaolo, MD
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Obituary for Casimiro Giampaolo, MD

Casimiro Giampaolo, MD

Casimiro (Cas, Cosmo, and Dr. G) Giampaolo died on June 25, 2018, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence, RI, after a 10 year battle with a rare disease, Primary Amyloidosis (AL), an acquired plasma cell disorder.

Dr. Giampaolo was born on March 27,1943 in New York City. He is survived by his loving wife, Jo Ellen Mistarz, and daughter, Giorgina (Gina) Giampaolo, Providence; his brother Joseph (Eileen Koretz), New York City; and sister Mary (Frank) Lacava, Congers, NY; and many nieces and nephews. Dr. Giampaolo was the son of the late Ciro and Giorgina (Cataudella) Giampaolo.

Dr. Giampaolo practiced medicine for more than 45 years. He retired as Chairman, Department of Pathology, South County Hospital, Wakefield RI, where he served on the Executive Committee. After retiring in 2010, he continued a private pathology practice until 2016. Previously, Dr. Giampaolo served as Chairman, Department of Pathology, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Elizabeth, NJ; Associate Director of Pathology and Director, Pathology Residency Program, Mercy Hospital, Chicago; and Assistant Chief of Pathology, Boston City Hospital, among other positions. Dr. Giampaolo also worked as an Anatomic Pathologist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he served after being drafted and deferring for education, achieving the rank of Major.

Dr. Giampaolo particularly loved working with medical residents and students and sharing his knowledge. He held numerous academic appointments, including: Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology at University of Illinois School of Medicine; Associate Professor at Boston University School of Medicine; and at Mallory Institute of Pathology.

Dr, Giampaolo was an exceptional student who earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago and completed his residency at Harvard-affiliated hospitals in Boston. He earned his B.S. in mathematics, magna cum laude, at University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. He ranked first in his class at Xavier High School in New York City. Dr. Giampaolo had an amazing memory and could recall virtually everything he had ever learned, although he would say that he could not. He continues to be an inspiration to his family.

The funeral will be held Thursday, June 28 at 10am from the Monahan, Drabble & Sherman Funeral Home, 230 Waterman Street, Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am in the Church of St. Sebastian, 67 Cole Ave in Providence. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5-7. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Amyloid Research Fund at http://www.bu.edu/amyloid/donate/ at Boston University School of Medicine. Donations also can be mailed to: The Amyloidosis Center; 72 E. Concord Street, K503; Boston, MA 02118. Condolences may be left at www.monahandrabblesherman.com

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