Lives LIved

Lives Lived

Spring 2016
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William E. Dougan (M.D. 1974) passed away on May 9, 2015. Dougan served over 38 years as a physician around Detroit and Las Vegas. His last appointment was as a physician/judicator for disability at the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Robert F. Landstra (M.D. 1950) died May 1, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Landstra was a diplomat of the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a staff member at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Anthony’s Hospital, the Edward White Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

F. Patrick McQuillan, M.D. (Residency 1974), died May 14, 2015, in Joliet, Illinois. McQuillan was a certified board member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the American College of Surgeons.

Elizabeth E. Neel (M.D. 1968), of Panama City, Florida, passed away April 24, 2015. Neel practiced pediatrics and general medicine for 45 years, both in California and in Bay County, Florida.

Francis B. Quinn Jr. (Residency 1957) died May 10, 2015. Quinn was a professor emeritus in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He was chief of the Otolaryngology Service for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital at Galveston.

Harry J. Richter Jr. (M.D. 1968, Residency 1976) passed away Jan. 1, 2015, in Belfast, Maine. Richter was a surgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and at U-M before moving to Maine, where he was an ear, nose and throat specialist at the Waldo County Medical Hospital Clinic in Belfast.

Roy Edwin Snyder (M.D. 1943, Residency 1948) died May 13, 2015. A longtime member of the U-M’s Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society, Snyder was a general surgeon and physician in Fort Worth for 57 years. He was one of the first surgeons to use lasers in his practice.


Roger J. Grekin, M.D., a member of the U-M Department of Internal Medicine, passed away Sept. 29, 2015, in Ann Arbor. Grekin was a professor emeritus in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes, and was recognized internationally in the field of endocrinology.

Vildan Mullin, M.D. (Residency 1979), died Aug. 1, 2015, in Sarasota, Florida. Mullin specialized in anesthesiology and pain management, and co-founded the U-M Pain Clinic, where he served as director. Mullin was also director of the Pain Fellowship Program and associate professor in the U-M Department of Anesthesiology between 1998 and 2003.

Timothy T. Nostrant, M.D., passed away on Oct. 2, 2015. A professor emeritus in the Division of Gastroenterology, Nostrant served the Medical School for more than 36 years. In 1996, he was named associate chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, retiring in 2013.

Norman W. Thompson (M.D. 1957, Residency 1960), Ph.D., died Nov. 17, 2015, in Ann Arbor. Thompson, a professor emeritus of surgery, was the first Henry King Ransom Endowed Professor of Surgery at U-M.