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Michael Osborne M.D.

Obituary
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OSBORNE Michael Roy, M.D., died suddenly on January 27, 2014. He was 56. Michael's life was one of continuous service to others. As an Emergency Physician and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP), he healed thousands and, as Associate Professor and Director of Ultrasound Education at Yale School of Medicine, he taught hundreds of medical residents and other healthcare providers the wonder and fragility of human life. As a Lt Col in the U.S. Air Force (Reserve), he served our servicemen and women as a teacher and flight surgeon. A man of towering physical and intellectual stature, he never turned his back on a sick person or forsook the opportunity to teach his co-workers both the art and science of medicine. He is remembered for telling the worst jokes in the world. The morning of his death, Michael studiously pursued his Spanish lessons in hopes of donating his talents to underserved in other countries. Michael's family was the center of his life and heart. He leaves behind his beloved wife Catherine Engelke Osborne. He was predeceased by his wife Molly (Register) Osborne, the loving mother of their children, Nicole Osborne Long, Steven and Teresa Osborne. Michael is also survived by his mother Jeanne Slocum Osborne, his brothers Duane and Robert Osborne, and three grandchildren - Jack, Nathan, and Olivia Long. Each is broken-hearted by the loss of Michael from their lives. Michael was born Jan 9, 1958 to Francis Hoy Osborne and Jeanne Slocum Osborne, Rockville Centre, NY. Michael attended The Breckenridge High School in Morehead, and, in 1980, graduated magna cum laude from Morehead State University. In 1984 Michael was conferred the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University of Kentucky, graduating with high distinction. Michael completed residencies in and was board-certified in both internal and emergency medicine. As an educator, Michael received numerous prestigious awards, including the Yale Emergency Medicine Residents' Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year (Yale University School of Medicine, 2010) and Intern Teacher of the Year (University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Dept. of Internal Medicine), 1985. In 2009 he was named a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is pre-deceased in life by his father, Francis Osborne, his brother Steven, and his wife and loving mother of his children, Molly Register Osborne. Visiting hours will be Friday, January 31, from 4-8pm at Milward-Man O' War, 1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY. Services are Saturday, February 1, at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, 3534 Tates Creek Rd., Lexington, KY. Interment will be at Lexington Cemetery, immediately following services. Fellowship will follow back at the church. In lieu of flowers donations are encouraged to Doctors Without Borders at doctorswithoutborders.org or to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lexington. www.milwardfuneral.com

Published in Lexington Herald-Leader from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2014
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