camillus witzleben

Camillus L. “Cam” Witzleben, professor emeritus of pathology & laboratory medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine, passed away October 1 at age 82.

Dr. Witzleben was appointed to Penn’s faculty in 1973 as a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine. He came from St. Louis University, where he had served on the faculty for several years. Prior to that, he held faculty appointments at Harvard University, Washington University and the University of California, where he was also director of laboratories at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Northern California. He had also been a post-doctoral fellow at the National Foundation Hospital for the Sick Children in London, England.

During his time at Penn, Dr. Witzleben also held a secondary appointment in pediatrics and had been pathologist-in-chief at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for 25 years. He became emeritus in 1996.
Dr. Witzleben was born in North Dakota. He earned his BS from the University of Notre Dame in 1953. After earning his MD from St. Louis University in 1957, he remained there to complete his internship and part of his residency. He completed his residency at Boston  Lying-In  Hospital.

Dr. Witzleben is survived by his wife, Donna; six daughters, Anne Grant, Bea Witzleben, Claire Witzleben, Donna Gibbons, Ella Witzleben and Kathryn Markowitz; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Donations may be made to Elwyn Foundation, Elwyn Cottage 2 Initiative, 111 Elwyn Rd., Elwyn, PA 19063.