"Every day is worth so much," Dr. Christiaan A. Maurer
Christiaan Alexander Maurer, MD, age 46 of Glenwood Springs, Colorado died May 13, 2019 of Glioblastoma multiforme, a type of malignant brain cancer. He was diagnosed with this condition on Friday the 13th, April 2018. He was born September 12, 1972 in Smithtown, New York. At the age three he moved with his parents from New York to Leesburg, Virginia where he lived with his family at Morven Park for 20 years. Here he learned to love all things outdoors including riding, hunting, archery, fishing and camping. Dr. Maurer attended Georgetown Preparatory School in Rockville, Maryland graduating in 1990. He then attended the University of Virginia graduating in 1994 with a B.S and then from Georgetown University School of Medicine where he received his medical degree in 1998. He completed his internship and Residency there specializing in Internal Medicine during the years of 1999 through 2001 and was a Certified in General internal Medicine. Following his studies, he moved to Colorado in 2001, where he practiced medicine in Garfield County. Dr. Maurer enjoyed a good debate on a particularly difficult diagnosis or the most effective treatment. He was always late because he loved to chat with his patients about the interesting aspects of their life or family. Many of his patients were long time friends. While living in Colorado, Christiaan enjoyed lacrosse, archery hunting for elk, and small game with his son. He also enjoyed river rafting and skiing with his entire family. He trained 2 fantastic bird dogs, Cody and Foxxie, both Labrador retrievers. In 2015 he married Stacy Atkins. They enjoyed traveling, skiing, rafting and scuba diving with their combined family of five children. Christiaan is survived by his wife Stacy Maurer, children Ashley and Alexander, parents Edward and Lynn Maurer of Leesburg. sister Heather Maurer Raskin of Vienna, and Amanda Miller the mother of his children of Glenwood Springs. Christiaan recently was interviewed for the pod cast ER Cast, “Christiaan Maurer on Life, Death, and Medicine”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=dcnatfRYTSk&app=desktop&fbclid=IwAR0BzunUGNph1bZkmvWzwALO8UYGyYiizbp387U3ekPfX-BoTB_WFIe_VJo Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Georgetown University Medical School. https://gumc.georgetown.edu/giving-2/.