Mark Marunick, D.D.S., professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgical procedure for the Wayne State College Faculty of Medication, died April 24. He was 69.
Dr. Marunick had a protracted and distinguished profession as a clinician, educator, researcher and administrator. He held a number of positions, together with chief of Dentistry on the Detroit Medical Middle, director of Maxillofacial Prosthetics on the Barbara Ann Karmanos Complete Most cancers Middle, adjunct scientific professor within the Division of Biologic and Materials Science, Division of Prosthodontics on the College of Michigan, and marketing consultant to the John D. Dingell VA Medical Middle in Detroit and the Henry Ford Well being System.
He acquired his physician of dental science diploma from the College of Michigan in 1975 after which entered the U.S. Public Well being Service, the place he served as chief dental officer of a USPHS Dental Clinic on Eglin Air Drive Base in Florida. He subsequently pursued a grasp’s of science diploma in Prosthodontics from the College of Michigan, after which accomplished a residency in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at UCLA in 1981. He went into personal apply in Toledo, Ohio, for just a few years, after which joined the Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgical procedure on the Wayne State College Faculty of Medication in 1986.
Along with serving as a school member at Wayne State College, Dr. Marunick taught maxillofacial prosthodontics to College of Michigan prosthodontic graduate residents. He was a sought-after speaker at nationwide and worldwide conferences and conferences. His knowledge and information benefited many trainees and the sufferers they take care of. He wrote quite a few articles and ebook chapters, and co-authored a textbook on maxillofacial prosthetics.
Dr. Marunick had been concerned in Nationwide Institutes of Well being-funded analysis finding out rehabilitation of head and neck most cancers sufferers. He was a previous recipient of the American Most cancers Society Scientific Oncology Profession Improvement Award. He was a fellow of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics and of the American Faculty of Prosthodontists, a member of the Worldwide Society for Maxillofacial Rehabilitation, Academy of Osseointegration and the Michigan Part of the American Faculty of Prosthodontists. He was a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. All through his profession, he acquired many honors and awards. In 2015, he acquired the Andrew J. Ackerman Award, the best honor and award given to any maxillofacial prosthodontist by the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics.
“Mark touched the lives of numerous sufferers by way of his experience within the discipline of prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics,” mentioned Ho-Sheng Lin, M.D., chair of the Wayne State College Division of Otolaryngology. “Via his expert palms and endurance, he helped sufferers regain the power to eat and discuss after main most cancers surgical procedures. He additionally fabricated facial prostheses for the nostril, ear and orbital areas to assist rehabilitate sufferers after devastating trauma and most cancers surgical procedure.”
Dr. Marunick is survived by his spouse, Robin, and his kids and grandchildren.
A memorial Mass will happen within the fall.