The Network is sad to announce the passing of Dr. Mary Ruppe, who treated many children and adults with XLH. Please join us in offering condolences to her family, colleagues and patients.
Dr. Ruppe was affiliated with the Houston Shriners Hospital for Children and the Houston Methodist Hospital, and was well-known for her XLH expertise. She undertook XLH research and wrote or co-write several scientific articles about XLH, including the entry on XLH in Gene Reviews, an online publication of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (part of the National Institutes of Health). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
In addition to being a brilliant professional, Dr. Ruppe was also a compassionate clinician, beloved of her patients.
If you never had the chance to meet Dr. Ruppe personally, you can see a bit of why we all admired her so much by viewing her video from Texas XLH Day in 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
You can read Dr. Ruppe's full obituary here: https://obittree.com/obituary/
us/texas/houston/integrity- funeral-care/mary-ruppe/ 3450654/