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Alvin G. Cobabe, MD, ‘63, M.D. Dean's Roundtable Guest- U of U School of Medicine

Since the University of Utah School of Medicine started educating doctors in 1905, thousands of exceptionally talented physicians have gone on to pursue fascinating careers, making important contributions to their respective fields. As a way to connect some of the school’s contemporary alumni back to their alma mater and medical students, Dean Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D., has created a roundtable program where students learn about the unique careers of our distinguished alumni during an informal Q & A session. 

Dr. Cobabe graduated from medical school at the age of 46, at that time the oldest student to graduate from the U of U School of Medicine.  He had a successful general practice in Ogden UT.While working as a doctor he helped develop and open Powder Mountain ski resort and ran it from 1972 until he sold it in 2006. He always wanted to be a physician, but before he ever went back to school in medicine he worked on his dad’s sheep ranch, was an electrical engineer, started a radio station, was a heavy equipment operator and got his pilot’s license. He enjoys aviation, traveling and skiing. He was recently inducted into the Half Century Society of the School of Medicine Alumni Association during Medical Alumni Weekend.