ROGER PAUL CHRISTENSEN, MD Dr. Roger Paul Christensen, 79, of Las Vegas (Summerlin), Nevada, passed away April 6, 2021, of metastatic cancer disease. He was born June 11, 1941 in Omaha, Nebraska to Paul and Marcella Christensen. Roger graduated from Fremont High School in Nebraska and earned a BA in Biology from Grinnell College in Iowa. Roger received his M.D. in 1967 from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, alongside his identical twin brother, Thomas Christensen. Both shared top scholastic honors throughout high school and college. Following medical school, Roger completed an internal medicine residency in Seattle at the University of Washington and a Fellowship in gastroenter-ology at the VA Medical Center. Roger proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1969 to 1971, serving with his twin brother, Thom, in the Philippines at the Military Hospital at Clark Air Base. Following his military service, Roger was in private practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma and later joined the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, Texas, where he practiced for 15 years until his retirement from medicine in 2000. Roger and his loving wife Katy traveled extensively over the course of their 35-year marriage and enjoyed quality time with family and friends. They also experienced traveling aboard the Concorde, thanks to Katy's travel benefits. Roger was a marathoner, avid swimmer, well read, and loved a good movie. He will be remembered for his clever wit and creative custom holiday and birthday cards. Survivors include his wife, Katy, of Las Vegas; twin brother, Thomas Christensen of Sacramento, CA; sister, Joan Iseman of Denver, CO; sister, Lauri Ferraina, of Windsor, CT; and loving nieces and nephews who all continue to think the world of their Uncle Roger. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to a charity of your choice
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Published by Las Vegas Review-Journal on Apr. 11, 2021.