College mourns death of Daniel Marazon, D.O.
Ohio – March 14, 2012) Daniel Marazon, D.O.,
former interim dean of the Ohio University Heritage College of
Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), associate professor emeritus of
family medicine and medical director of the University Osteopathic
Medical Center, died Tuesday, March 13, at the age of 67 after a
“The college has lost a passionate physician and
educator who was loved by his patients and admired by his co-workers
and students,” said Jack Brose, D.O. , executive dean for health
affairs at Ohio University and dean of OU-HCOM. “The college will be
forever grateful to a pioneer who had a major role in bringing our
college to where it is today.”
Marazon first joined Ohio University as one of the
first faculty members of the medical college as an assistant
professor of family medicine in 1977, becoming an associate
professor the following year. He served on the college’s executive
committee from 1983 until 1994, when he became director of the
Family Practice Residency Program at Doctors Hospital in Columbus.
In August of 2000, he assumed the position of medical director of
the college’s former University Osteopathic Medical Center, now
known as University Medical Associates. Additionally, Marazon
traveled with OU-COM students and faculty to Kenya each winter for
several years as part of the college’s initial SHARE Kenya program
to improve healthcare in an isolated rural area of that country.”
Marazon became interim dean of the college for 11
months on Jan. 1, 2001, following the resignation of Dean Barbara
Ross-Lee, D.O., and served until Brose began his duties in as dean
in November, 2001. During Marazon’s tenure as interim dean, the
college was ranked number two nationally among all medical schools
in the percentage of graduates in family medicine residencies,
according to a study by the American Medical Student Association
Foundation’s annual Primary Care Scorecard.
“His leadership with our faculty practice plan
created the organization that later became University Medical
Associates,” Brose said. “Dan was very proud of his medical training
and service as an officer in the Navy; experiences that taught him
to accept only excellence. He maintained this attitude as a faculty
member, clinic director, residency director, and interim dean,
approaching all of these positions with his trademark high ideals,
composure and professionalism.
In 2002, Marazon was named the Family Physician of
the Year by the Ohio State Society of the American College of
Osteopathic Family Physicians (Ohio ACOFP).
Marazon also has had a long affiliation with
O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, serving on the staff from 1977 to 1994
and as chief of staff from 1986 to 1988. He also was team physician
for the Ohio University ice hockey team, and was inducted into the
Ohio University Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology
from the University of Toledo and his doctor of osteopathic medicine
degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1971. He
received postdoctoral training at the U.S. Naval Hospital in
Jacksonville, Fla., and continued to serve in the U.S. Navy until
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March
31, at 2:00 p.m. at the Ohio University Margaret Walter Hall, with a
reception to follow with refreshments.
Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Margo Marazon, 8070 Lavelle
Road, Athens, Ohio 45701