Malcolm Neuwahl Luxenberg M.D.
1935 - 2020
Malcolm Neuwahl Luxenberg, M.D.
Augusta, GA—Malcolm (Mike) Neuwahl Luxenberg, M.D. entered into rest on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at the age of 84.
Dr. Luxenberg is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Sandra Rosen Luxenberg, his son, Steven Luxenberg, M.D., daughter Cathy Barnard (David), and grandsons, Malcolm Barnard and Evan Barnard. He was predeceased by his parents, Maurice Luxenberg and Henrietta Neuwahl Luxenberg, and his sister, Joan Davis.
Dr. Luxenberg was born July 29, 1935 in Philipsburg, PA and grew up in Hollywood, FL. He attended Darlington Preparatory School in Rome, GA, Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Miami, in Miami, FL. He interned at Cincinnati General Hospital, served as a resident in Neurology at the University of Vermont Affiliated Hospitals, and completed a residency in Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL.
Dr. Luxenberg served in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) as a Senior Surgeon and Deputy Chief of the Ophthalmology service at the USPHS Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He was a faculty member in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa, and also served as Chief of the Ophthalmology service at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City, IA. From 1970-1972, he was in the private practice of ophthalmology in West Palm Beach, FL. In August, 1972, Dr. Luxenberg was appointed Professor & Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA and served in that capacity for 28 years, retiring in December 2000. During that time, he also served as Chief of the Ophthalmology Service at the Augusta VA Medical Center and as a consultant in Ophthalmology at the Dwight David Eisenhower Medical Center at Ft. Gordon.
Dr. Luxenberg was a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and received the Academy's Honor Award in 1976. He was a member of the Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology (AUPO) and served on its Board of Trustees and as President of the organization. Dr. Luxenberg also served as a director of the American Board of Ophthalmology, as a member of the Residency Review Committee for Ophthalmology (AMA-ACGME), and on the Editorial Board of the Archives of Ophthalmology. He was a member of the American Ophthalmological Society (AOS) and the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology. He also served on the Board of Directors and as President of the MCG Retirees Association.
Dr. Luxenberg was awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal by the Department of the Army, and received the L.E. Brown Memorial Award from the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, which established an annual Ethics Lecture in his name. As an alumnus of Darlington School, Dr. Luxenberg spearheaded the establishment of an annual, endowed "Class of 1953 Lectureship." He was the author or coauthor of more than 40 scientific articles, papers, and book chapters.
Dr. Luxenberg was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed tennis, fishing, raising camellias, vegetable gardening, good food, photography, and most of all, spending time and traveling with his beloved family. He was also very fond of all the family dogs.
Burial and memorial service plans are to be determined.
If desired, memorial contributions can be made to:
Dr. Malcolm N. and Sandra R. Luxenberg Chair in Ophthalmology
Medical College of Georgia Foundation
720 St. Sebastian Way, Suite 150
Augusta, GA 30901
Darlington School (Class of 1953 Lectureship Endowment)
ATTN: Vicki Vincent
Advancement Department
1014 Cave Spring Road
Rome, GA 30161
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The Augusta Chronicle - July 31, 2020
Published by The Augusta Chronicle from Jul. 30 to Jul. 31, 2020.
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Just learned of Dr. Lux's passing. I was his chief resident in 1987. I have many great memories of my clinical education under his direction. I was always especially inspired by his complete enthusiasm when embracing challenging situations, even at 2 A.M. He will be missed. My prayers and
condolences to his family
Howard Borger, MD
January 6, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.Mike was a wonderful teacher! Loved life and his family! Cathy and Steve ya were his heart! Even on those special days! He meet the world to me! Just remember all the good things and u won’t be sad!
Cindy Pilcher
August 3, 2020
Shalanda Tucker
August 3, 2020
Deanne Criste
August 3, 2020
Steve, I didn't know your father, but I know he raised a thoughtful and loving son. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Liz McNamara
August 1, 2020
Steven and Cathy— Anne and I send our deepest sympathies to you for the loss of your dad. May your many family memories sustain you during this difficult time.
David Hull
August 1, 2020
Linda Faulk
August 1, 2020
Autumn Flakes
July 31, 2020
Steve and Cathy you have my most heartfelt condolences in the passing of your dad. May God continue to strengthen you in these trying times is my prayer.
Sherry Clemons
July 31, 2020
Linda G. Roberts
July 30, 2020
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