Remembered by colleagues as an “intellectually phenomenal” infectious diseases pediatrician who “could make anything interesting,” Dr. S. Michael Marcy was an active and devoted Life Member of LAPS. He proudly served as president in 1992-93 and was a faculty member at several Brennemann Lectures.
The recipient of many honors during his career, he received the 2012 AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) Section on Infectious Diseases (SOID) Award for a Lifetime Contribution to Infectious Disease Education, and in 2015 SOID named their visiting professorship in memory and honor of Dr. Marcy for “his selfless and unwavering dedication and enormous contributions to PID and the educational endeavors of the SOID.”
Dr. S. Michael Marcy, nicknamed “Smichael”, was a true “Renaissance Man”, with a devotion not only for medicine, but music, theater, literature, art and dining. He will long be remembered for his kindness, intelligence and wit, but also for his love of children, his dedication to the cure and prevention of disease, and a passion for teaching and sharing his experience and knowledge with others. The Los Angeles Pediatric Society is honored to present the Annual S. Michael Marcy, MD Memorial Lecture at the Parmelee and thanks the Marcy Family Trust for their support.