H. Blair Marsteller Lectureship

in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Dr. H. Blair Marstellar died on July 17, 2018 from Glioblastoma. He was a friend, physician, classmate and colleague loved by many. To honor his memory, we are raising funds to establish a lectureship in the UVA Department of Neurology that will reflect his passion for discovery, education and most importantly, improving patient care.

A collage of photos of Blair Marstellar starting with a high school photo progressing to today.
Courtesy of Blair's family and friends

Each year an expert in neurodegenerative diseases will be invited to lecture at UVA. These lectures will further the expertise of our faculty, residents and fellows. The minimum needed to endow the lectureship is $100,000. We have received a $50,000 leadership gift and are asking you to make a gift to help us meet our goal.

Born in Roanoke, Virginia, Blair attended high school at Woodberry Forest, in Orange, VA, where he excelled academically and athletically. Early on Blair was recognized for his leadership and humility. At the University of Virginia, he was a member of the Seven Society. He graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences ’77 and the School of Medicine ’81. As a student, he contributed selflessly to numerous organizations – Secretary to the College, member of the Honor Committee, IMP Society, Raven Society, Medical School Admissions Committee and the T.I.L.K.A. Society.

For 30 years, Blair was a neurologist and neurophysiologist at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, Virginia. He was dedicated to his patients and making a difference in their lives. Blair founded the first ALS clinic in Virginia and introduced neuromuscular ultrasound to the Riverside EMG lab. He was President of the Virginia Neurological Society. Please join us in remembering our friend and colleague.

If you prefer to make a gift by check, please make it payable to:

UVA Medical School Foundation – Note – Blair Marsteller Lectureship
PO Box 800776
Charlottesville, VA 22908