Dear Faculty, Staff, Residents, and Students,
With sadness, we share the news of the passing of Dr. Robert Maurer on September 11, 2016.
Dr. Maurer served as a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine with the School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) for 39 years. During his time of service, he held a number of administrative and clinical roles. He retired from active employment at SOM in 1997, but continued in a volunteer role as an adjunct associate professor until his passing.
Dr. Maurer was the first recipient of the SOM Founder’s Award. This award was commissioned in 2011 in honor of the school’s 35th anniversary to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of UMDNJ-SOM. He truly was a champion of the osteopathic profession. He served as President for the New Jersey Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, Executive Director for the American Osteopathic College of Rheumatology, and was a member of the New Jersey Osteopathic Education Foundation for more than 35 years.
As a founding member of the admissions committee at SOM, Dr. Maurer welcomed the medical school’s inaugural Class of 1981. He also served as the Faculty Advisor to the UMDNJ-SOM Alumni Association. Dr. Maurer contributed significantly in supporting the mission and vision of our medical school and our students. He was a longtime advocate of SOM alumni and secured important funding for SOM scholarships from various associations and organizations from the state.
Dr. Maurer is one of just a few extraordinary individuals who have made a vital impact on osteopathic medical education, our school, and the osteopathic profession. As passionate as he was about osteopathic medicine, he was ever committed to his family as a loving father and grandfather.
A funeral service will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison.
Please join me in extending our deepest condolences to the Maurer family, and please keep them in your thoughts and prayers at this sad and difficult time.
My best regards,
Thomas A. Cavalieri, DO