Monday, May 4, 2015

USA Mourns Loss of Dr. Greiner

Dr. Francis “Frank” Greiner, professor of radiology and chief of neuroradiology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, passed away on May 1, 2015. He was 60.

Dr. Greiner earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, N.M., and his master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va. Following medical school, Dr. Greiner completed an internship in internal medicine at Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y., and a radiology residency at State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, where he served as chief resident. From 1989-1991, Dr. Greiner was a fellow in neuroradiology at University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, N.M.

Prior to joining USA in 1995 as an assistant professor of radiology, Dr. Greiner served as an assistant professor of radiology at both SUNY-Buffalo and the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center. He was named professor of radiology at USA in 2003.

Dr. Greiner received an honorable discharge in 1978 following his service in the United States Army. In addition, he received outstanding teacher awards from the University of New Mexico, SUNY-Buffalo, University of Texas Houston Health Science Center and USA.

Dr. Greiner was a member of multiple professional organizations, including the American Society of Neuroradiology, the Society of Interventional Radiology, the Radiologic Society of North America, the Roentgen Ray Society, the American College of Radiology, and the Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Dr. Greiner is survived by his mother, Dolores Greiner of San Antonio; brother Anthony E. Greiner and Mary Grant of Portland, Ore.; brother John Greiner in Glen Burnie, Md.; and Ann (Greiner) Van Hadaway of Red Oak, Texas.

A memorial service will be held for Dr. Greiner on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the University of South Alabama Globe Grand Lobby at the USA Mitchell Center, 5950 Old Shell Road, Mobile, Ala.  

Donations in honor of Dr. Greiner can be made to the USA radiology residents’ fund. 

1 comment:

  1. Frank was a great person and awesome radiologist.

    He will be missed at USA.

    I had the pleasure to see him several times while at USA during board reviews.

    He always displayed enthusiasm for radiology and teaching as well as that great southern hospitality.

    My sincere condolences,

    JC Mena, MD