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In Memoriam | Spring 2022

In Memoriam: Faculty and Friends

Notices sorted by graduation date

Andre Philip Derdeyn of Lovingston, Virginia, died Nov. 15, 2021. He served as a captain in the Army as the psychiatrist for the 1st Armored Division in Fort Hood, Texas. After a residency at Duke University in adult psychiatry followed by a fellowship in child psychiatry, he joined the UVA School of Medicine in 1970. Dr. Derdeyn was the director of Child and Family Psychiatry at UVA for more than 20 years. During this time, he had an active practice as a therapist for local children and their families. He enjoyed educating medical students, residents and fellows, and he directed the Child Psychiatry Fellowship program. He also played an active role with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for many years. Mr. Derdeyn shared with family and friends his great love of whitewater canoeing and the mountains of central Virginia. Survivors include his wife, Marie Jose Derdeyn (Educ ’78, Grad ’87 CM); children Colin Derdeyn (Col ’84, Med ’88 CM) and his wife Sue Derdeyn (Com ’86 CM), Sylvie Robinson (Col ’85), Catherine Little (Col ’86 CM), Matthew Derdeyn (Col ’91, Law ’97, Darden ’97 CM) and Michael Derdeyn (Col ’91 CM) and his wife Molly Lapekas (Col ’10 CM).

Dr. Robert M. MacLeod of Wicomico Church, Virginia, died Nov. 1, 2021. In 1960, Dr. MacLeod joined the UVA School of Medicine as an assistant professor of medicine and remained there for his professional career, holding many administrative posts including director, Division of Cancer Studies; director, Division of Biomedical Engineering; and director, Medical Clinical and Endocrinology Laboratory. He was appointed associate professor and then professor of internal medicine in 1972. Dr. MacLeod received the prestigious Research Career Award from the National Cancer Institute. He also served as a consultant to the World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society and the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, and served on advisory boards of several pharmaceutical companies. His research resulted in the publication of more than 300 scientific manuscripts in prestigious medical journals, and he was the editor of many books. Dr. MacLeod was elected emeritus professor of internal medicine, UVA School of Medicine, upon his retirement in 1994. After his retirement, he moved to Wicomico Church, near the Chesapeake Bay. He frequently captained his sailboat or motor yacht along the Atlantic coast from Maine to the Caribbean. In retirement, he also found time to be a tennis player, precision woodworker, and boatbuilder. Survivors include his wife, Jan; children Cynthia MacLeod (Arch ’79), Virginia Buchanan (Nurs ’94), Wendy Murphy, and Lolly Quigley; first wife Martha Churchill (Muffie) Shaw; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.