Donald Schotland, professor emeritus of neurology at Penn, died on August 13 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He was 85 years old.
Dr. Schotland earned his AB in 1952 and his MD in 1957, both from Harvard University. He was a resident in neurology and fellow in neuropathology at Columbia University, where he was also a member of the faculty from 1962 to 1967.
Dr. Schotland was a pioneering researcher in neuromuscular disease who trained a generation of academic neurologists. He joined the Penn faculty in 1967 as an associate professor of neurology. In 1971, he was promoted to professor of neurology. He eventually became director of the Henry Watts Center for Neuromuscular Research. In 1998, he retired from Penn.
Dr. Schotland is survived by his sons, John, Gr’86, M’96, Tom and Peter, Gr’01, and four grandchildren.