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Mobile, Ala. (September 21, 2003)
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Dr. Eric D. Weber, a longstanding faculty member in the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, died unexpectedly Saturday morning.

Weber, a professor in the USA departments of neurosurgery and neurology, was an accomplished physician, researcher and teacher. In 1994, he received the Special Recognition for Teaching Faculty award, given by the USA College of Medicine senior class for excellence in medical education. He was also an associate professor in the Physician Assistant Studies program at USA.

"Dr. Weber was an extremely bright academic physician who excelled as a teacher and as a physician. His contributions to medicine in our area are measured in the patients he helped and in the careers of the physicians he helped train," said Dr. Robert A. Kreisberg, dean of the USA College of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs.

In 1992, Weber served as president of the medical staff for USA Knollwood Hospital. Weber held active memberships in numerous professional societies. He was a diplomate in the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He was also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Neurosurgical Society of Alabama, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, the Medical Society of Mobile County and the Mobile Neurological Society.

"Dr. Weber approached his profession with a friendly presence. He was a surgeon and a friend to his patients. He was held in high regard by his coworkers and colleagues, serving as a model of excellence for the residents and students he taught," said Dr. Eugene A. Quindlen, chair of the USA Department of Neurosurgery.

Weber was born on July 22, 1952 in Mineola, N.Y. He received his bachelor of science degree from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY in 1974. In 1979, he was awarded his Ph.D. from State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY Two years later, he earned his medical degree - also from State University of New York Upstate Medical Center.

He completed his residency training in neurosurgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., where he served as chief resident from 1987-1988. In 1984, he completed a year as a research associate in neuroscience at the Research Foundation of S.U.N.Y at the S.U.N.Y. Upstate Medical Center.

Weber is preceded in death by his father, Wilbur C. Weber and is survived by his wife, Laurie Hearn Weber of Mobile, who is the associate assistant administrator at USA Medical Center. He is also survived by his two children, David Eric Weber of Durham, NC and Anna Hearn Weber of Mobile; his mother, Anna V. Weber of Mobile; and a sister, Sara Schneidmiller of Reidsville, NC

Visitation will be on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 5-8 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home on Dauphin St. Funeral services will be on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home-Dauphin St.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the USA College of Medicine, the American Heart Association, or the American Cancer Society.
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