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In Memoriam

Remembering those in our college who have recently passed away.


2021

Dr. Paul Stein

"Dr. Paul Stein, professor of internal medicine in the Department of Osteopathic Medical Specialties, joined the college in 2011. He was a prolific scholar, amassing five books, 60 book chapters, 597 articles, and countless lectures and interviews over his lifetime. Dr. Stein had an exceptional interest in pulmonary embolism and was a pioneer in interventional cardiology and cardiac catheterization.  An animated storyteller about the early years in interventional cardiology, his quick wit and laugh will be missed.  He was awarded the Research Excellence Award from MSUCOM in 2013, the Patenge Medal from MSUCOM in 2017, and was named a GIANT in Chest Medicine by the American College of Chest Physicians in 2019."
-- Dr. Mary Hughes, chairperson, Osteopathic Medical Specialties

Dr. William Falls

"Compassion: sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress, together with a desire to alleviate. That is how we will remember our colleague, educator and friend - Dr. William Falls, a true gentleman. His esteemed career of 40 years at the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is unmeasurable. His dedication to the education of future osteopathic physicians will be forever ingrained in how they practice medicine. We will not forget his leadership, kindness and patience.  We stand on his shoulders and hope that through the past years we all have made him proud."
-- M. Beth Courey, director of scheduling and student activities 

Martha Ribbens

“Martha was an integral part of the Statewide Campus System for many years.  She was a colleague and friend to many in the college and across our member hospitals.  She will be missed by many of us.”
-- Jon Rohrer, associate dean of Statewide Campus System

2020

Dr. Michael Doyle 

Dr. Myron Beal 

Dr. Lewin Wyatt

Dr. William Pintal

Dr. Timothy Francisco

Dr. James Morgan

Dr. Rowland Hinds

Dr. Mei-Hui Tai

Dr. Harold Ruettinger