LaunerMDDoctor Dana Launer was born in Queen’s, New York City. He came to La Jolla in 1979 and for many years was part of a large very successful surgical group. In 1996 he set up his colon and rectal surgery practice, being joined by Dr Worsey in 1999

Dana Launer was a master surgeon beloved by his patients and highly respected by his peers and colleagues. He served 3 terms as chief of surgery and was also chief of staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital.

He died suddenly 12/20/10 having endured several years of ill health which he endured with great stoicism and courage. His lasting legacy upon San Diego Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Scripps Memorial Hospital and the community will endure for many years.

1948 – 2010