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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Alonzo Benjain Palmer

1854 - 1887
Professor of Matera Medica, Therapeutics, Diseases of Women and Children, Pathology & Theory and Practice of Medicine
Dean of the Medical School

David Murray Cowie

1896 - 1940
Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases
Chairman of Department of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases

John Purl Parsons

1929 - 1934
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Janet Barnes

1931 - 1934
Instructor in Pediatrics & Infectious Diseases

John Lealis Law

1933
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Harry Albert Towsley

1934 - 1972
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Professor of Postgraduate Medicine
Chair Department of Postgraduate Medicine

Charles Fremont McKhann

1941 - 1943
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Department Chair of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Joseph Thurman Hartsook

1942 - 1981
Professor of Dentistry
Chair Department of Pedodonitcs – Dental School
Professor of Pedodontics – Medical School

Ernest Hamilton Watson

1942 - 1969
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Director of the Outpatient Department of Pediatrics

James Leroy Wilson

1944 - 1968
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Chair Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

George H 
Lowrey

1949 - 1970
Professor of Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases

Aaron M Stern

1949 - 1986
Professor of Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases

David G. Dickinson

1950 - 1986
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases.

Bruce Douglas Graham

1950 - 1959
Professor of Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases

Albert Vincent Hennessy

1951 - 1984
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Professor of Epidemiology.

Ruth M Heyn

1951 - 1988
Professor of Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases
Reappointed to Active Service 1988-2010

William John Oliver

1953 - 1991
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Donald C. Smith

1953 - 1972
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Chair Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Norman S Talner

1954
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases

George R. DeMuth

1956 - 1992
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Ralph M. Gibson

1956 - 1991
Professor of Psychology in Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases.

Steve T. Koeff

1958 - 2002
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Joan M. Sigmann

1958 - 1978
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Donita B. Sullivan

1959 - 1996
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

William F. Howatt

1960 - 1994
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Myron E. Wegman

1960 - 1978
Professor of Public Health
Professor of Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases
Dean of Public Health

Jaroslav M. Bandera

1961
Instructor in Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Inta J. Ertel

1962 - 2002
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Ruth H. Strang

1962 - 1989
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Joseph V. Baublis

1962 - 1981
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Professor of Pathology

George E. Bacon

1963 - 1986
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases.

Burton L. Perry

1963 - 1978
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Charles F. Weiss

1963 - 1969
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

James Thomas Cassidy

1963 - 1985
Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Hsi Yen Liu

1964 - 1988
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

George E. (Ned) Sharples

1965 - 1974
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Associate Professor of Maternal and Child Health

Mason Barr Jr.

1966 - 2004
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Professor of Teratology
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Robert C. Kelsch

1966 - 1994
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Edward M. Schwartz

1966 - 1999
Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Dietrich W. Roloff

1968 - 1999
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Martha L. Spencer

1968 - 1982
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Robert C. Borer Jr.

1971 - 1984
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Robert H. High

1971 - 1978
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Robert Kelch

1972 - 1994
2003 - 2009
Professor of Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs 2003-2009

Ross E. Petty

1973 - 1976
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Nancy J. Hopwood

1975 - 2004
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Amanullah Adoor

1976
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Marshal H. Becker

1977 - 1993
Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education – Public Health
Chair Department of Health Behavior and Health Education – Public Health
Professor of Health Behavior, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases – Medical School

George M. Owen

1977 - 1981
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Professor of Human Nutrition – Public Health

Amnon Rosenthal

1977 - 2006
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Golder N Wilson

1977 - 1985
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Mary Ellen Hernandez

1977 - 1979
1984 - 2009
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Professor of Medical Education

Chandra Edwin

1978 - 1980
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Stanley A. Schwartz

1978 - 1992
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and Microbiology – Medicine
Professor of Epidemiology - Public Health

Halley S. Faust

1979 - 1981
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Practice

Samir M. Hanash

1979 - 2004
Henry Sewall Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Albert P. Rocchini

1979 - 1990
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Gary W. Goldstein

1980 - 1988
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Professor of Neurology

Michael V. Johnston

1980
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and Neurology

James E. Rasmussen

1980 - 2004
Professor of Dermatology, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Alice F. Andrews

1981 - 1985
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Roger G. Faiz

1981 - 2001
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Edward V. Prochownik

1981 - 1992
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Herbert J. Grossman

1981 - 1998
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Professor of Pediatrics in Neurology
Professor of Pediatric Neurology in Psychiatry

Raymond S. Kandt

1981 - 1984
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and Neurology

SueEllyn Sauder

1982 - 1984
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Thomas C. Shope

1982 - 2001
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Joan L. Venes

1982 - 1990
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Professor of Surgery

Laurence Boxer

1982 - 2013
Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Inese Z. Beitins

1983 - 1993
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Devendra R. Deshmukh

1983 - 1988
Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry
Lecturer in Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Jerri Ann Jenista

1983 - 1992
Clinical Assistant Professor II of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Eileen Mollen

1983 - 2007
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Arlene Rebecca Snider

1983 - 1992
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

John R. Waterson

1983
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Norman Alessi

1983 - 2005
Professor of Psychiatry and Diseases of the Nervous System
Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases

Mary Ellen A. Bozynski Hemandez

1984 - 2006
Instructor in Pediatrics and Communicable Disease - 1977 – 1979
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Aileen Sedman

1984 - 2003
Professor of Pediatric Nephrology
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

David N. Shapiro

1984 - 1988
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Mark C. Steinhoff

1984 - 1986
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases – Public Health
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases - Medicine

Robert H. Beekman III

1985 - 1993
Professor of Pediatric and Communicable Diseases

Carol M. Foster

1985 - 1999
Professor of Pediatrics

Barbara S. Adams

1985 - 2012
Clinical Professor, Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases

William J. Byrne

1986
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

John T. Curnutte

1986
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

David M. Kurnit

1986 - 2004
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Joseph Muenzer

1986 - 1993
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Stephen G. Emerson

1986 - 1994
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

David J. Treloar

1986 - 2004
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases

Richard A. Axtell

1987 - 1992
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Roy M. Kulick

1987 - 1991
Clinical Assistant Professor II of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Robert J. Levy

1987 - 1997
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Professor of Pharmaceutics – College of Pharmacy

Karl S. Deluga

1988 - 1994
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Rudolph R. Roskos

1988 - 1991
Clinical Assistant Professor II in Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Gerald L. Meserschmidt

1988 - 1990
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Luke Tsai

1988 - 2008
Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases
Research Scientist

Jeanne Hassing

1989 - 1992
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Michael W. Long

1989 - 2004
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Jon N Meliones

1989 - 1992
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Allan David Olson

1989 - 2000
Clinical Associate Professor II of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Roger P. Vermilion

1989 - 1996
Clinical Assistant Professor II of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Cindy Blifeld

1990 - 1991
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Paul S. Meltzer

1990 - 1993
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Gregory E. Plautz

1990 - 1994
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Gihan I. Tennekoon

1990 - 1995
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and Neurology

David S. Rosen

1990 - 2013
Professor of Internal Medicine – Nuclear Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Professor of Psychiatry

Timothy E. Bunchman

1991 - 2000
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Norma J. Maxvold

1991 - 1998
Clinical Assistant Professor II of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Gad B. Kletter

1992 - 1995
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Thomas J. Kulik

1992 - 2006
Amnon Rosenthal Collegiate Professor of Pediatric Cardiology
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Achiau Ludomirsky

1992 - 2003
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Douglas N. Henry

1992 - 1995
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and Internal Medicine

William E. Smoyer

1993 - 2007
Robert C. Kelsch Collegiate Professor of Pediatric Nephrology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Associate Professor of Pharmacy

Daniel S. Wechsler

1994 - 2006
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Joseph T. Flynn

1995 - 2000
Clinical Associate Professor II of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Pamela M. Thomas

1995 - 2000
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Stephanie Burns Wechsler

1995 - 2006
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Garland P. Kirkpatrick

1996 - 2003
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Martha Nelson

1996
Clinical Instructor II of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Sarah Badran

1997 - 2000
Clinical Assistant Professor II of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Edward N. Guillery

1997 - 1998
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Lisa Opipari Arrigan

1998 - 1999
Clinical Assistant Professor II of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Shauna Tindall

1998 - 2003
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric and Communicable Diseases

Katherine D Holland

1998 - 2000
Clinical Assistant Professor II of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and Neurology

Kenneth R. Cooke

1999 - 2007
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Peter S. Fischbach

1999 - 2006
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Jonathan E. Fliegel

1999 - 2006
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Graham P. Krasan

1999 - 2005
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Mary E. Metrou

1999
Assistant Professor II of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Clinical Assistant Professor II of Surgery

Jerry L. Rushton

1999 - 2003
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Richard Solomon

1999 - 2004
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Michael D. Cabana

1999 - 2005
Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases
Associate Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education

Susan L. Bratton

2000 - 2004
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Patrick D. Brophy

2001 - 2007
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Alex R. Kemper

2001 - 2006
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Mohamed H. El Fouly

2005
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

James G. Gurney

2005 - 2011
Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases
Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery

Renee Adele Shellhaas

2007 - 2008
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and Pediatrics Neurology