Leo D. Lagasse, MD

Class Year




Posted on: October 26, 2022

Leo Lagasse passed away August 2, 2022. Alzheimer’s disease broke the hearts of all who loved him, yet he kept class and his marvelous spirit until the end.

Leo was married to the love of his life, Ann Lagasse for nearly 61 years. Their wonderful life in Malibu yielded three children, Susan (Brad), Janet (Shack) and Pete (Traci)and 6 grandchildren, Tim, Sydney, Pete, Patrick, Ethan, and Matthew. He is also survived by his sister Genie Boruski.

Raised in Los Angeles, a lifelong Catholic, he attended Loyola HS and Loyola University. Leo and Ann were 54-year members of Our Lady of Malibu Church.

Trained in medicine at University of Virginia, specializing in gyn-oncology at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai, he was a trailblazer in the treatment of and research in women’s cancers. The LDL Society, founded by his fellows, honors his excellence and ethics in medicine. Leo and Ann founded Medicine for Humanity in 1995, a foundation for international women’s health. They traveled worldwide, settling MfH in Uganda where it thrives today.

He was also a veteran of the US Air Force having served from 1952-54.

Leo was a lifelong tennis player and sports fan, avid reader, passionate about friends, family and lifelong learning. He hiked his beloved hills of Malibu with his black labs.

Dr. Lagasse – “improving the health of women advances welfare of children, the family, the community, the nation.”