Christopher D. Manuel ’87 died August 27, 2005.
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12/25/1964 – 8/27/2005
Christopher David Manuel, MD, Class of ’87, suddenly collapsed and died of natural causes on August 27, 2005 while bicycling with his ladyfriend along the shore of Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago. Prompt emergency room efforts to resuscitate him were to no avail. He was forty years of age.
Chris earned his doctorate at Northwestern medical school’s Chicago campus in 1991. They conferred his specialty in anesthesiology in 1995.
For eight years, he was a partner in a private anesthesiology group in Parma, OH, a Cleveland suburb. In 2003, he relocated to Chicago’s Rush-Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was a practicing anesthesiologist, an assistant professor of anesthesiology, and head of the anesthesiology quality assurance committee. He also held the title of diplomate, conferred by the Board of Anti-Aging Medicine.
With ease he handled the gamut of challenging surgical cases as needed, from babies and small children to heart transplants on the elderly. He actively mentored newcomers to the field.
He was an audiophile, a fitness buff, an avid reader, and enjoyed travel.
Single, he is survived by his parents, Linda and Ted Manuel, a sister, Perri Lynn Irmer, and his significant other, Christina Ruggiero. He is interred at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago.