Maurice Reeder

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 25 Feb 2020

Maurice "Mo" M Reeder (1933-2013) was an American radiologist who is remembered for his contributions to radiology education in the United States, in particular, the development of the radiology-pathology teaching program at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.

Maurice Merrick Reeder was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1933. He majored in premedical studies at Loyola College, graduating in 1954. He went to medical school at the University of Maryland, graduating in 1958.

While still a medical student he spent his summers at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), based at the Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC. He helped Colonel William L Thompson, develop a new radiology-pathology teaching program for radiology residents from the US and elsewhere in the world.

When he graduated, he joined the US Army Medical Corps. His medical internship was at the William Beaumont Army Hospital in El Paso, Texas, in 1958. He was a radiology resident at Walter Reed Army Hospital from 1959 to 1962.

  • George G Meade hospital in Maryland (1962)
  • Assistant diagnostic radiology chief at Walter Reed Army Hospital (1966)
  • Army Hospital, island of Okinawa, Japan 
  • Army Tripler General Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii (1970-72)
  • Chief of Radiology at Walter Reed Army Hospital (1972)
  • Chief of Radiology at the John A Burns University of Hawaii Medical School (1978)

Dr Reeder retired in 1997 and moved back to Washington, DC. Reeder died in a motor vehicle collision in April 2013 1.

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