In addition to rugby, Lefty Rogers was an outstanding basketball player at Stanford and he continued to serve the University throughout his life. He graduated in 1923 and took an M.D. degree from Stanford in 1926. Dr Rogers served as professor of clinical surgery at Stanford Medical School. He started out as a general surgeon but became interested in the new field of thoracic surgery and was one of the founding members of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Rogers was also President of the Stanford Alumni Association and in 1966 he was elected to the Board of Trustees, replacing the well-known shot putter Otis Chandler, later the publisher of the Los Angeles Times.
William “Lefty” Rogers
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