College of
Human
Medicine

Dean's Update

January 19, 2016

Sadly, I need to tell you that Joseph Brzezinski, MD, passed away from cancer yesterday morning, the 18th.  Joe was an alumnus of MSU CHM, having done his clinical training in the UP. He has been a very effective pediatrics co-clerkship director for many years in Marquette with Raghu Kasetty, MD. It was my pleasure to work with Joe; he was a wonderful teacher and an even better man.  He received a teaching award from our students last year at graduation. Joe was not only a terrific teacher, but a great leader and physician role model. He set high expectations for the students that included accountability, professionalism, excellent patient care, and integrity. He was able to get his younger colleagues engaged in teaching through his remarkable example and commitment. He leaves a legacy of grateful students, patients, and colleagues.  Our thoughts are with his family, and we will miss him.

Aron Sousa, MD
Interim Dean