Dr. Weeks passed away October 16, 2017

1952 – October 16, 2017

Douglas  A. Weeks ’74 was born in 1952, in Takoma Park, Maryland. He died October 16, 2017, in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Weeks held academic, clinical, and administrative roles in pathology at LLU School of Medicine, from the late 1970s through the late 1990s, teaching medical students, residents, and fellows, and serving as chair of the department of pathology and human anatomy from 1994 to 1996. He trained as a National Wilms Tumor Fellow and continued his research of pediatric renal tumors. He practiced community pathology in Roseburg, Oregon, briefly in the early 1980s and again in the late 1990s. Dr. Weeks joined the faculty at Oregon Health & Science University as professor of pathology in 1999. He served as interim chair, then chair, of the department of pathology from 2004 to 2016.  He will be remembered by those who worked with him for his gentle and determined nature, sense of humor, and unparalleled kindness.

During his career, Dr. Weeks won various teaching awards, including the Leadership Award from LLU Health and the Anatomic Pathology Resident Teaching Award at OHSU. He authored or co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed, scientific publications and 29 abstracts.

Dr. Weeks was a standout student, leaving Loma Linda Academy after his junior year to attend UC Riverside at the age of 16, and completing college and medical school in just six years, finishing at the top of his class. He received postgraduate training in both internal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology at Loma Linda, prior to practicing family medicine. He completed further training here—in anatomic and clinical pathology—in 1980. He was an active member of the Alumni Association, serving as its president from 1995 to 1996.

Dr. Weeks enjoyed working in his garden, writing, being an amateur astronomer (having traveled internationally to observe total solar eclipses), and spending time with his wife, Richelle L. Malott ’86, and their two daughters, Elizabeth and Kate.

(Source: Family of Dr. Weeks)