Eric Nuetzel Obituary

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Eric James Nuetzel MD

August 16, 1950 - May 12, 2014
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Eric J. Nuetzel, MD, (1950-2014) died on Monday, May 12, 2014, at home surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Eric was a graduate of the University of Missouri and St. Louis University Medical School. He became Chief Resident of Psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York, and returned to St. Louis to complete his training at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute. An inveterate life-long learner, he thereafter received an AM in Theatre from Washington University. Eric, in addition to his psychoanalytic practice, held many academic positions including Professor of Psychiatry at Washington...
Eric J. Nuetzel, MD, (1950-2014) died on Monday, May 12, 2014, at home surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Eric was a graduate of the University of Missouri and St. Louis University Medical School. He became Chief Resident of Psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York, and returned to St. Louis to complete his training at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute. An inveterate life-long learner, he thereafter received an AM in Theatre from Washington University. Eric, in addition to his psychoanalytic practice, held many academic positions including Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine, where he also taught in the Department of Psychology on the main campus. During his life, Eric produced several scholarly works on psychoanalytic research, as well as examinations of the therapeutic process through the lens of performance. During the course of his career, Eric became a Training and Supervising Analyst, heading both the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute and serving as Chair of the American Psychoanalytic Association Board of Professional Standards, the national credentialing arm for Psychoanalysis. Eric's love of travel, art, music and life was surpassed only by his love for his family and his excitement over his soon to be born first grandchild. Loved by all who had the good fortune to know him, respected by all who were privileged to benefit from his talents and wisdom, Eric will be truly missed by his family and friends around the world.

Eric is survived by his wife, Susan, children, J. Arlington (Tawny Lane) and Leah, his mother Sally, brothers and sisters John Nuetzel (Georgia), Vicky Holton (David), Suzi Wells (Jeff), Phil Nuetzel (Cindy), and Tina McNulty (Patrick), and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his father John A. Nuetzel, MD.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 16th, 1:00 pm at Berger Memorial, following a private burial. Donations should be made to the Eric J. Nuetzel Scholarship Fund at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, 8820 Ladue Road (63124); the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, 155 E. 55th Street, Suite 6H, New York, NY 10022 or a charity of your choosing.

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