The University of Nebraska Medical Center today mourns the loss of a leader.  Dr. Paul Hodgson died last week in Omaha from multiple health issues.  He was 91.

A memorial service for Dr. Hodgson will be held on Oct. 19 at Dundee Presbyterian Church with a private inurnment at a later date at the Wisconsin Memorial Park, Wauwatosa, Wis.

After earning his medical degree in 1945 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Hodgson served as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1946-1948. He returned to the University of Michigan and joined the faculty in the department of surgery before coming to UNMC in 1962 as professor of surgery.

During his tenure at UNMC, he served as assistant dean for academic affairs from 1969 to 1972 and chairman of the department of surgery from 1972 to 1984. He held an appointment as Shackleford Professor of Surgery and was named an honorary alumnus of the College of Medicine in 1985. He retired in 1988, becoming an emeritus professor of surgery.