LaVern Craig Strough, MD, c. 1960s



LaVern Craig Strough, MD, c. 1960s




LaVern Craig Strough, MD, was born in Beatrice, Nebraska, on February 28, 1915. He received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in 1939 and conducted his internship at University Hospital. Upon completion of his internship, Dr. Strough served on staff of the Lincoln and Omaha Veterans Administration Hospitals and was integral in providing outpatient services to veterans after World War II.

Dr. Strough joined the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry as an assistant professor in 1951 and joined the team at the Nebraska Psychiatric Institute (NPI) as director of outpatient services in 1955. During his tenure at NPI also he served as director of education and training. In 1964 he stepped in as acting chair of the department as well as acting director of NPI when Cecil L. Wittson, MD, became dean of the College of Medicine. Dr. Strough stepped down from these positions in 1968 and moved to Worthington, Minnesota, where he joined the Worthington Medical Clinic. He passed away at the age of 60 in Worthington, Minnesota, in 1975.


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