Eugene Van Epps, MD



Dr. Eugene Francis Van Epps obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Iowa, and completed residencies first in Pediatrics, then Medicine, in 1939. From 1942 to 1946 he was Captain in the Army Medical Corps. After discharge from the Army in 1946, Dr. Van Epps was accepted into a three-year training program in Radiology at University Hospital in Iowa City. After completion of the program, he stayed on as Assistant Professor. He rose to the rank of Professor in 1955 and served as Chair of Radiology from 1955 to 1968.

In 1968, Dr. Van Epps joined the faculty of Duke University, and in 1969 moved to The University of New Mexico School of Medicine as Professor of Radiology. At the time of his death, Dr. Van Epps was President of the American Board of Radiology. A Memorial Minute adopted by the Faculty of the University of New Mexico states in part, “He was a very human man who made friends quickly. Although he was granted only a short length of service at the University of New Mexico, his many friends and associates here suffer a deep sense of personal loss…”