Lisa Kirstein Sapperstein, M.D., died on Oct. 24 after an 18-year-long battle with Parkinson’s. A Washington native, Lisa attended Sheperd Elementary School, Pyle Junior High and Walt Whitman High School. She was a member of the first bat mitzvah class at Adas Israel Hebrew Congregation.
With a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a master’s degree in special education from American University, Lisa graduated from George Washington University Medical School and joined the medical practice of her father, Stanley W. Kirstein and Saul Zukerman.
She was deeply loved by her husband, Richard Sapperstein, Ph.D., D.D.S.; was a devoted wife, daughter of the late Stanley W. Kirstein, M.D. and the late Selma “Bebe” Kirstein, sister to Mila Kirstein Baturin (Jimmie) and Rory Kirstein Zuckerman (Shelton), beloved aunt and dear cousin. Contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation of the National Capital Area.