Dr. Carl Junkerman, long-time faculty member and former Senior VP of Academic Affairs, dies March 26

April 02, 2014 College News - Charles Lee Junkerman, MD, a 44-year faculty member who served as Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Froedtert Hospital and Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Bioethics, died March 26. He was 89 years old.

Dr. Junkerman was well regarded for his teaching, mentorship and high ethical standards. To honor him and his service, the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Department of Medicine created the Carl L. Junkerman, M.D. Award of Merit, which recognizes the resident whose work reflects the highest standards of ethics, patient management and respect for the dignity of the individual.

“His moral compass and deep ethical beliefs influenced generations of young physicians and people seeking answers to the perplexing questions that abound as part of the human condition. He will be missed,” said Jan Lennon, wife of Dr. Edward Lennon, former MCW President and Dean.

Dr. Junkerman worked 22 years at Harwood Medical Associates in Wauwatosa, a clinic he formed with some colleagues. While there, he also served as an MCW clinical faculty member. Upon leaving Harwood, he was appointed a Professor of Medicine. During his time at MCW, he held several leadership positions including Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Froedtert Hospital and Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Bioethics. He also served as Chair of the Froedtert Hospital Ethics Committee.

“Dr. Junkerman embodied the epitome of the ethical physician and teacher,” said Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, Julia and David Uihlein Professor in Medical Humanities and Director of the MCW Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. “His effect on his students, trainees, fellow faculty, and the community is substantial, enduring and invaluable. We will all miss him terribly.”

In additional to his professional efforts, Dr. Junkerman was heavily involved in the community; he served on the Hospital Ship Hope, on the advisory board of Planned Parenthood, and was active in the Wisconsin Indochina Refugee Relief Program. For these efforts, he received the Humanitarian Award from the Milwaukee Academy of Medicine in 1993.  

Dr. Junkerman received his MD from the Marquette University School of Medicine (which later became the Medical College of Wisconsin) in 1947. He served as a commissioned lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1953.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne, and is survived by his children – Peg Hunter, Cem Kozlu, Charlie, John, and Peter – as well as eight grandchildren.

The Helena Independent Record (Montana) online obituary

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