‘An extraordinary human being’: Colleagues remember woman killed in Silver Mountain avalanche

Dr. Molly Hubbard was one of three killed in the Silver Mountain avalanche

PORTLAND, Ore. — The woman killed in Tuesday’s avalanche at Silver Mountain was described by her colleagues as an “extraordinary human being.”

Molly Elisabeth Hubbard was a fellow in pediatric neurosurgery at Oregon Health and Science University’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. She recently accepted a position as an assistant professor of pediatric neurosurgery at OHSU and planned to begin that role at the start of the next academic year.

“Molly Hubbard was a superlative physician and surgeon with exceptional judgment, technical skills and deep compassion for her patients and colleagues. She was also an extraordinary human being who was loved and valued by all who knew her. Molly’s loss is unfathomable to her friends, her family, our community at OHSU and to myself as her mentor. We will do our best to honor her extraordinary character,” said Nathan Selden, Chair of OHSU’s Department of Neurosurgery.

Hubbard received her undergraduate degree at Utah State University – Logan. She completed her medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine – Burlington and completed her residency in neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota in 2019.

Hubbard was one of three people killed in the avalanche on Tuesday.

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