Dr. Lauren Gray Gilstrap passed away on Friday, October 21, 2022, in Hanover, New Hampshire. In Marshall, Texas, Lauren was born on November 25, 1983. She graduated as the class valedictorian from high school and went on to get two degrees with the highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin: a B.A. in Plan II Honors and a B.B.A. in the Business Honors Program. She is now a proud Texas Longhorn. She was a Truman Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa at UT-Austin.
Lauren entered Harvard Medical School after graduating in 2006, where she earned her M.D. in 2010. At Massachusetts General Hospital, she did a residency in internal medicine, and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, she completed fellowships in cardiovascular medicine, heart failure, and cardiac transplantation. She completed her fellowships and residency in Boston, where she also earned a Master’s degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.
In 2018, Lauren and her family moved to Hanover, where she started working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Center. She also holds a dual appointment with The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
Additionally, Lauren worked as an assistant professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She was appointed the Heart and Vascular Center’s Program Head for Advanced Heart Disease and Transplant Cardiology in 2021.
While at Dartmouth, Lauren was regarded as a great clinician, educator, and mentor for students, residents, fellows, and faculty. Her research centered on enhancing the standard of clinical treatment for patients with heart failure.
Lauren was a devout Christian who valued her two children beyond everything else. She embraced life to the fullest and was exceptional in almost everything she attempted. In addition to her long list of academic and professional achievements, Lauren was an active paddleboarder, mountain climber, skier, and snowboarder who also loved to travel with her family and friends. She constantly strived to improve herself and others by pushing herself to be the greatest.
Katelyn and David, Lauren’s two children, as well as her spouse, Janet Milley, continue to live. Her siblings Stephen and Meggie Gilstrap, her parents Rodney and Sherry Gilstrap, and her two nieces, Abbie and Zoe, all survive her.
Lauren Gray Gilstrap Obituary
On Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., there will be a memorial ceremony for Lauren at The Church of Christ at Dartmouth College (40 College Street in Hanover).