Oct. 12, 2018
Longtime and beloved Creighton University School of Medicine faculty member, alumnus, family physician, and teacher Eugene Barone, MD’76, died Oct. 12 after suffering a head injury in a fall.
Dr. Barone’s academic and professional career with the University spanned almost 50 years. He was recently awarded the Crystal Caduceus Award, the highest form of recognition bestowed by the School of Medicine Alumni Advisory Board.
A 1976 graduate of the School of Medicine, he completed his residency in the Department of Family Practice in 1979. Dr. Barone devoted his time to the betterment of Creighton, to its medical students, and to patients who entrusted him with their care.
A native of upstate New York, Dr. Barone earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Le Moyne College in Syracuse.
In his role as assistant dean for admissions, Dr. Barone showcased his devotion to his chosen profession and alma mater. With compassion and competence, he recruited prospective medical students.
He actively served on numerous committees, including the University’s Athletic Board and the Geriatric Coordinating Committee. Within the School of Medicine, Dr. Barone served on the Curriculum Committee and the Advancement Committee in the Department of Family Medicine, among many other leadership positions.
Dr. Barone, educated by two Jesuit institutions, was an advocate of community service. For many years, he served on the advisory board of the St. Joseph’s Villa Home Health Care, and was the medical director for United Catholic Social Services and St. Gabriel Alcohol Treatment Center.
A curious and dedicated scholar, Dr. Barone’s name appears in medical journal articles ranging from depression screening to children and television, from congestive heart failure to binge drinking. For his studies of medical school curriculum, geriatric education, methamphetamine abuse and other research, he earned more than $6 million in grants.
Dr. Barone is survived by his wife, Mary, and two sons, Andrew and Nicholas. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ