In Memoriam

Dr. Donald C. Liu


(from Dr. Keith Oldham)

Dr. Donald C. Liu died August 5, 2012, in the course of rescuing two children from drowning in Lake Michigan. He was an active, successful and dynamic mentor, colleague and friend. Don was Surgeon-in-Chief of the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital and the Mary Campau Ryerson Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics. He was a long-time APSA member who served on a variety of committees, most recently on Membership & Credentials. Don went to medical school at Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia followed by residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and pediatric surgical fellowship at the University of Michigan. This is a truly sad moment. On behalf of APSA, we extend our sympathy and prayers to Don’s wife, Dr. Dana Suskind, and three children: Genevieve, 13, Asher, 10, and Amalie, 7.

You can read the article from the Chicago Tribune.

Memorial Contributions
The Dr. Don Liu Memorial Fund
University of Chicago
Medicine & Biological Sciences Development
Attn: Abbe Temkin
130 East Randolph Street, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60601
Gifts can also be made online (and by entering information in the Donor Specified area in the first section)

Dr. Donald Chua Liu
Beloved husband of Dana Suskind. Loving father of Genevieve, Asher, and Amelie. Cherished son of Dr. Donald Ho Yu Liu and Dr. Emilie A. Chua. Dear brother of Diana Liu. Devoted son-in-law of Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind. Services Wednesday 12 noon at KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd., Chicago. Interment Oakwoods Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Donald C. Liu Research Memorial Fund - University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences, Attn: Abbe Temkin, University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Development Office, 130 E. Randolph, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60601. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822.