Phillip J. Krupp Jr., MD

June 15, 2012

Philip J. Krupp, Jr., M.D. died on Friday, June 15, 2012, at age 88. He was born in New Orleans on January 11, 1924. His undergraduate education had been at Tulane University where he also received his medical degree in 1947. His residency was served at Charity Hospital at New Orleans and also received subspecialty training in the Air Force, culminating in certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and among the first to be certified by ABOG’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology in 1947. His military service included a stint on the Navy in the mid-40’s and service again during the Korean War in the Air Force. There he served as a First Lieutenant with subsequent promotion to Captain in 1950. He was an Acting Base Surgeon directing a 150 bed hospital and served as chief obstetrics and gynecology until honorably discharged in 1953. He was appointed to the teaching faculty as assistant professor of the Tulane University Medical School in 1956 and rose to the rank of Professor and Chief of the Section of Gynecologic Oncology in 1970. He then left the university to devote himself to full time private practice in Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology in New Orleans retaining title of Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tulane. He retired December 1994. Dr. Krupp was a member of this society as well as a founding member of Society of Gynecologic Oncology, and a member of Society of Pelvic Surgeons, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and the Central Association OB-GYN. His peer reviewed publications spanned the breadth of the field with a particular focus on gynecological oncology. He was pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Patricia Anderson Krupp and is survived by his children Karen K. Pearson, Christen K. Miller, Robin P. Krupp and Philip J. Krupp III and grandchildren, James R. Sutterfield, Jr., Dana K. Sutterfield, Philip J. Krupp IV, Shane P. Krupp and Hailee B. Krupp.

Submitted by Dr. Charles. J. Lockwood

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