Fitz Mullan death

Dr. Fitzhugh ‘Fitz’ Mullan Death | Obituary – Tributes

Fitzhugh Mullan has passed away. He was an activist, mentor and an author. Fitz died on November 30th, 2019

We are saddened by the passing of our esteemed colleague and friend, but the memories and legacy he leaves behind will live on. We will continue to honor and celebrate his life. Please share your stories and memories with us.

Tributes To Dr Fitzhugh Mullan

By Leana Wen

Ever since I first met him when I was eighteen years old, I’ve wanted to grow up to be like Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan: a compassionate physician, fiery public health advocate, and relentless social justice champion.

As Dr. Mullan will forever be celebrated for his leadership in transforming medical education and health policy in the U.S. and internationally, the thousands of us who have been fortunate to call him our mentor will always remember him for his kindness and inspiration. We mourn the loss of this great man whose “fire in the belly” calls us all to action towards health, equity, and justice.

By Christina Rosenthal

In April, I purchased copies of Fitz’s books, “Vital Signs” and “White Coat Clenched Fist”. He joked that his mom would keep them around the house for visitors to “stumble” over them. What Fitz didn’t know was I had a project in the works too, a children’s book. Many of my mentors are in it and on the cover, and he is one of them. I wish he could have seen it. I wanted to mail him a copy of it as a gift and say, “You’ve encouraged us all, and you’ll encourage the next generations too.” THANK YOU, FITZ! You be incredibly missed. Sending condolences to his wife, children, and family.