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From the January ACP Internist, copyright © 2012 by the American College of Physicians

Richard Neubauer, MD, MACP

Richard Neubauer, MD, MACP, a former College Regent, died on October 31, 2011, at the age of 61.

Dr. Neubauer attended Cornell University and earned a B.S. with honors in 1972 before receiving his medical degree from Yale University in 1976. He then completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan. From 1979 to 1981, Dr. Neubauer worked at the Indian Health Service Clinic on the Wind River Reservation at Fort Washakie, WY.

In 1981, he moved to Alaska, where he entered private practice as an internal medicine physician. After 25 years in private practice, he joined the staff at Alaska Native Medical Center as chief of internal medicine. In 2010, Dr. Neubauer became the founder and medical director of the Providence Senior Care Center.

Dr. Neubauer was a strong advocate for a patient-centered approach to medicine and improving access to health care for all Americans. After being diagnosed with primary amyloidosis and treated with a peripheral blood stem cell transplant in 2002, he began to incorporate his own experiences into his professional writing and speaking. In 2008, he convened a conference on the “Physician as Patient.”

Dr. Neubauer became Master of the College in 2011. He served as a Governor for the Alaska Chapter and was a member of the Board of Regents. As a Regent, he chaired the College's Health and Public Policy committee. Dr. Neubauer also received the Alaska ACP Laureate Award and the National ACP Distinguished Service Award.

A full obituary is online.

John H. Mulholland, MD, MACP

John H. Mulholland, MD, MACP, a caring clinician and educator, died on December 11, 2011 at the age of 79.

Dr. Mulholland attended college at the University of Virginia, as well as the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. He began his medical degree at Duke Medical School and graduated from Johns Hopkins Medical School. He worked for two years at the National Institute of Health before finishing his training as a chief resident at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Mulholland later became assistant dean and assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins. He eventually moved to Union Memorial Hospital, a community hospital in Baltimore, where he was assistant chief of medicine from 1968 to 1972, before becoming chief of medicine. He remained at Union Memorial for the next twenty-three years, overseeing the training of hundreds of residents and interns, while also maintaining a small private practice. He retired from the hospital in June of 1992 and went to work for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Maryland.

Dr. Mulholland became a Master of the College in 2000 served as ACP Governor for Maryland from 1982 to 1986. A full obituary is online.

Richard B. Hornick, MD, MACP

Richard B. Hornick, MD, MACP, a renowned researcher and educator, died on August 9, 2011 at the age of 82.

He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Hornick served in the Army, including an assignment with the Walter Reed Medical Unit at Fort Detrick, before completing his house officer training on the Osler medical service at Johns Hopkins in 1959.

He then joined faculty at the University of Maryland, eventually becoming professor and chairman of the infectious disease department. In 1979, he was appointed chairman of the department of medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. In 1987, Dr. Hornick moved to the Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he served as vice president for medical education. Despite officially retiring in 1999, he continued to round with residents and students until three weeks before his death.

Dr. Hornick's contributions to medicine include extensive involvement in the control of typhoid, cholera, dysentery disorders, tularemia and Q fever. He was an author or co-author of more than 160 scientific papers and book chapters related to these topics and a founding member, fellow and past president of the Infectious Disease Society of America.

Dr. Hornick became a Master of the College in 1999 and served as ACP Governor for Maryland from 1974 to 1978. A full obituary is online.

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