Moody-FrankDr. Frank Moody passed away on August 12, 2016, of complications of pneumonia, while sojourning in Sweden for the summer.  Dr. Moody was second Chair of the Department of Surgery at the crown of his academic career, which began in 1956 and included stops at Cornell, UCSF, Alabama, Utah (Chair), and finally the McGovern School of Medicine at McGovern Medical School (Chair).

A native of Franklin, New Hampshire, Dr. Moody graduated from Dartmouth and subsequently spent time in the United States Army, where he was posted to northern Japan after World War II, and spent as much of his time as possible “really learning how to ski.”  He would then embark on a remarkable academic surgical career involving novel and seminal investigations into gastrointestinal physiology and surgery, and would cultivate the careers of dozens of future academic surgeons who now hold a multitude of Distinguished University Chairs, Department Chairs, and Deanships.

He is survived by his longtime partner, Inger Ardern, and will be missed.