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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

"Doc" Nagele

1848 - 1900
Janitor of the Medical Building
Unofficial Demonstrator in Anatomy

Moses Gunn

1850 - 1867
Professor of Anatomy and Surgery

Edmund Andrews

1852 - 1855
Demonstrator of Comparative Anatomy
Chair of Comparative Anatomy
Superintendent of Grounds

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

Corydon La Ford

1854 - 1890
Professor of Anatomy

William Lewitt

1859 - 1867
Demonstrator in Anatomy

George Edward Frothingham

1867 - 1889
Professor of Ophthalmology and Aural Surgery, Materia Medica, Ophthalmic and Aural Surgery, and Clinical Opthalmology

William Fleming Breakey

1868 - 1912
Professor of Dermatology and Syphilology

William James Herdman

1875 - 1906
Professor of Practical Anatomy and Diseases of the Nervous System

Gotthelf Carl Huber

1887 - 1905
Professor of Histology, Embryology and Anatomy
Dean of the Graduate School

William Aulls Campbell

1889 - 1897
Assistant Professor of Anatomy

James Playfair McMurrich

1894 - 1907
Professor of Anatomy

Simon Menno Yutzy

1896 - 1909
Instructor in Osteology & Anatomy

George Linius Streeter

1908 - 1914
Professor of Anatomy
Director of Anatomical Laboratory

Rollo Eugene McCotter

1912 - 1948
Professor of Anatomy

Stacey Rufus Guild

1915 - 1927
Professor of Anatomy

Elizabeth Lockwood Thompson

1918 - 1953
Assistant Professor of Anatomy

Orlow Chapin Snyder

1919 - 1922
Assistant Professor of Anatomy

Elizabeth Caroline Crosby

1920 - 1959
Professor of Anatomy

Leon Henry Strong

1928 - 1947
Assistant Professor of Anatomy

Norman Leslie Capener

1929
Instructor in Anatomy
Associate Professor of Surgery

Wilfrid T. Dempster


1929 - 1965
Professor of Anatomy

Bradley Merrill Patten

1936 - 1959
Professor of Anatomy
Chair Department of Anatomy

Russell Thomas Woodburne

1936 - 1975
Professor of Anatomy
Chair Department of Anatomy

Wayne Lewis Whitaker

1937 - 1957
Professor of Anatomy

Alexander Barry

1938 - 1968
Professor of Anatomy
Associate Dean of Medical School

Burton Lowell Baker

1941 - 1978
Professor of Anatomy

Theodore Christian Kramer

1942 - 1975
Associate Professor of Anatomy

Edward Willard Lauer

1943 - 1974
Professor of Anatomy

Darvan A. Moosman

1947 - 1982
Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

John F. Kent

1949 - 1957
Associate Professor of Anatomy

George Clark Rinker

1950
Assistant Professor of Anatomy

George R L Gaughran

1951 - 1961
Assistant Professor of Anatomy

Joshua Harlan Carey

1952 - 1956
Assistant Professor of Anatomy

Thomas Mann Oelrich

1952 - 1986
Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Robert L
 Hunter

1953 - 1963
Associate Professor of Anatomy

James K. Avery

1954 - 1991
Professor of Dentistry, Anatomy
Chair of the Department of Oral Biology

Raymond H Kahn

1954 - 1986
Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Donald H. Enlow

1957 - 1972
Professor of Anatomy

Donald F. Huelke

1957 - 1997
Professor of Anatomy
Research Scientist at the U of M Transportation Research Institute

F. Gaynor Evans

1959 - 1976
Professor of Anatomy

Maynard M Dewey

1959 - 1966
Associate Professor of Anatomy

Charles L. Votaw

1960 - 1977
Professor of Anatomy

Allan R. Beaudoin

1961 - 1993
Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Donald S. Strachan

1963 - 1996
Professor of Dentistry
Associate Professor of Anatomy

Jan Manuel Denuce

1964 - 1965
Assistant Professor of Anatomy

Walter A. Castelli

1966 - 1994
Professor of Anatomy

William E. Burkel

1966 - 2003
Professor of Anatomy, Cell and Developmental Biology

Bruce M. Carlson

1966 - 2006
Professor of Anatomy
Professor of Biological Sciences
Senior Research Scientist Institute of Gerontology

Muriel D. K. Ross

1966 - 1987
Professor of Anatomy

Peter Coyle

1967 - 1996
Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Margaret I. Lomax

1967 - 2008
Research Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Alton D. Floyd

1970 - 1972
Assistant Professor of Anatomy

Sarah Winans Newman

1970 - 1996
Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

John H. Lillie

1972 - 1997
Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Professor of Dentistry

Leslie J. Fisher

1972 - 1981
Adjunct Associate Professor of Anatomy

Johannes A. G. Rhodin

1974 - 1977
Professor of Anatomy

Jokelainen T. Pentti

1974 - 1998
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Kent Christensen

1978 - 1999
Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Research Scientist
Chair of the Department of Anatomy