Papers of Gennaro M. Tisi, noted clinical and research specialist in the area of pulmonary medicine and a founding member
of the School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego. Author of over 100 original articles, chapters, and abstracts,
Tisi's research interests included the staging of lung cancer, medical-pulmonary education, pulmonary physiology and mechanics,
and clinical research in pulmonary disease. Arranged into six series, the collection contains research notes, correspondence,
manuscripts, administrative memos, committee agendas and minutes, and photographs documenting Tisi's professional life from
1964 to his death in 1988.
Gennaro Michael Tisi (September 26, 1935-February 18, 1988), was a pulmonary specialist, both as a clinician and teacher.
He earned a B.S. in chemistry, biology, and philosophy from Fordham University in 1956 and a M.D. from Georgetown University
Medical School in 1960. He was a founding member of UCSD's medical school, where he worked from 1968 until his death in 1988
of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 52.