Chicago Medical School Distinguished Alumnus and Professor Emeritus Arthur S. Schneider, MD ’55, passed away on Dec. 13 at the age of 92. Dr. Schneider made a tremendous impact on countless students during his 40 years as professor and chair of pathology, and was a valuable member of the teaching faculty. Students showed their appreciation for Dr. Schneider by naming him Basic Science Professor of the Year in 2005. He also received the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching every year from 2001–05.
Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Schneider wrote the book on studying for the pathology board exam that is used by medical students throughout the United States and around the world. He and his fellow CMS professor of pathology, the late Philip A. Szanto, MD, co-authored the first edition of “Pathology: Board Review Series” in the 1990s and continued revising it for several subsequent editions. Notably, CMS students recorded historically high board scores in pathology during that time.
Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Schneider wrote the book on studying for the pathology board exam that is used by medical students throughout the United States and around the world.
After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Schneider completed an internal medicine residency at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, followed by a hematology fellowship at what is now the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Schneider also served his country as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He joined CMS as professor and pathology chair in 1975. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 1976, and was honored as a CMS Distinguished Alumnus in 1989. Dr. Schneider was named professor emeritus of pathology upon his retirement from CMS in 2015.
Dr. Schneider is survived by his three children, Jo Ann, William and Lynnellen, as well as eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was married for 60 years to his wife, Edith, who preceded him in death.