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From the May ACP Internist, copyright 2009 by the American College of Physicians

Thomas E. Andreoli, MACP

Thomas E. Andreoli, MACP, a renowned nephrologist and respected medical educator, died on April 14, 2009 at the age of 74.

Born in New York City, Dr. Andreoli received his medical degree from Georgetown University in 1960 and completed a residency in internal medicine at Duke University. He went on to work at the Laboratory of Intermediary Metabolism at the NIH and was subsequently appointed to the Duke University faculty. He later moved to the University of Alabama (UAB) in Birmingham School of Medicine where he was appointed founding director of nephrology and created the UAB Nephrology Research and Training Center.

Dr. Andreoli was appointed chair of the department of internal medicine at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston in 1979. In 1988, he was appointed professor and chair of the department of internal medicine at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine, where he was a distinguished professor and chair emeritus of internal medicine at the time of his death.

During his career, Dr. Andreoli held many prominent positions in medicine, including president of the American Society of Nephrology and president of the International Society of Nephrology. He also received numerous prestigious awards during, including ACP’s Distinguished Teacher Award and many other recognitions of exemplary teaching. According to his obituary in the New York Times, “his most cherished role was as a mentor and teacher to generations of students and colleagues in the medical sciences. His legendary bedside rounds were noted fondly by many of the practicing physicians both in Arkansas and throughout the world.” Dr. Andreoli received his Mastership from the College in 1996.

The full obituary is online.

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