Michael Saul Huckman M.D.
January 21, 2021
Michael Saul Huckman, MD, Professor Emeritus of Radiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, died on January 19, 2021, suddenly and peacefully at home, in the presence of his sons. He was 84 years old.

A 1958 graduate of Princeton University, he received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1962. Following his internship at Philadelphia General Hospital, Dr. Huckman served two years as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, including a year as Medical Officer aboard the USS Sandoval. In 1964 he wed Beverly Joy Blachman of Portsmouth, Virginia, who predeceased him in 2019 after 54 years of marriage.

After a residency in radiology at Philadelphia General Hospital, he completed a fellowship in Neuroradiology at the Edward Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis. In 1970 Dr. Huckman became Director of Neuroradiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he practiced for the next 42 years until retirement.

He was a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and active in the Radiological Society of North America. As a member of the American Society of Neuroradiology, he served two years as its President and as Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Neuroradiology, its scholarly publication, from 1989 to 1997. He was elected to honorary membership in the Indian Society of Neuroradiology, the Japanese Society of Neuroradiology, the Turkish Society of Neuroradiology and the European Society of Neuroradiology and served as President of the World Federation of Neuroradiological Societies from 2002 to 2006. In 1998 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the American Society of Neuroradiology and received the Gold Medal of the Radiological Society of North America in 2002. Upon retirement was awarded the 2012 Alumni Merit Award by St. Louis University School of Medicine and in 2016 Rush University Medical Center established the Michael and Beverly Huckman Endowed Research Fund in the Department of Radiology.

He was a passionate book collector and a member of the Caxton Club. Dr. Huckman had a special interest in medical history; his reflections on the role of Princeton University in the history of Philadelphia medicine is in the Princeton University Library and the archives of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He was a member of the Society of the Fifth Line, dedicated to the limerick, and once was a man who wrote rhymes and poetry dedicated to friends and family.

Dr. Huckman was born in Newark, New Jersey, on August 20, 1936, the son of the late Dr. Louis Fillmore Huckman and Mollie (Lehman) Huckman; his sister Lenore (the late Richard Turteltaub) predeceased him in 2019. He is survived by sons Andrew (Elaine Serafim) of Chicago and Robert (Jennifer Burbridge) of Newton, Massachusetts, and grandson Noah, also of Newton. Survivors are grateful to Miriam Edwards of Evanston, Illinois, for her decades of assistance to the Huckman family and to Romeo Hibionada and Edith Queral, both of Chicago, for their recent efforts.

A private memorial service and interment will be held Friday, January 22, 2021 at 11:30 AM, the service livestreamed to colleagues, friends, and family. Contributions in Dr. Huckman's memory may be directed to the Huckman Family Fund at Beth Emet Synagogue in Evanston, Illinois, or to the Michael and Beverly Huckman Endowed Research Fund at Rush University Medical Center. For funeral information call please 847-256-5700.

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Published by Chicago Tribune on Jan. 21, 2021.
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His death leaves a great gap in our lives and hearts here in Australia
Mick and Helen Sage
January 29, 2021
Please accept our sincere condolences. He was a true friend and a great man of integrity. We have fond memories of Mike, as a friend, educator and innovator in the field of Neuroradiology. May God comfort your family. Enrique and Renée Palacios
Enrique Palacios
January 27, 2021
We would like to extend our condolences to Mike´s family. He taught and inspired many residents and fellows in his long and remarkable career, a legacy that will continue.
Dean and Dennice Elias
January 27, 2021
I shall miss a wonderful friend and fellow radiologist and our field has lost a true Giant ....
Bruce McClennan MD
January 26, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you, Andy and Rob.
Martha Tuzson Stockton
January 25, 2021
HPM Alums
January 25, 2021
Please except my deepest sympathies, May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Simone Taylor
January 24, 2021
Dear friends of my late wife Ruth and I for many years and, at one time, lived just a few blocks from us in Evanston.
William Caro, MD
January 22, 2021
Michael and Beverly were both kind, thoughtful, full of humor, deeply intelligent. They did good in this world. It was a pleasure to know each of them and neither will be forgotten. With heartfelt
sympathy to Andy and Robbie and their families. R. Nick Bryan and Jean Bryan
Robert Nick Bryan
January 22, 2021
What a truly wonderful man. It was a privilege and a pleasure to learn from him - he is the biggest reason that I am an academic neuroradiologist today - but it was his humanity, always on display, that I admired most. His laugh was infectious, and the few times that I made him chuckle during a stressful workday are some of the most cherished memories of my residency at Rush. He will be missed by so many!
Aaron Field
January 22, 2021
Michael and Beverly were incredibly important members of our community at 175 E Delaware Pl. They were among the first to welcome my husband and me to the building. Michael and my husband shared a love of books and one of my husband's favorite memories was going to two of Michael's favorite bookstores near Evanston to mine for books. We are holding Michael in our thoughts today. May his memory be a blessing.
Melinda McMullen
January 22, 2021
Dear Andy and Rob: Our families have been friends almost 50 years.
Mike was very kind and accommodating. His outlook on life changed after his visit to India and often he used to talk about it.
I am going to miss him a lot. My heartfelt condolences.
Suresh Patel
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January 22, 2021
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January 22, 2021
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January 21, 2021
Dr. Kan Ying
January 21, 2021
Our deepest sympathy. We were happy to have known Michael - a dear, kind soul.
James and Judy Dixon
January 21, 2021
Alice Yao-Lee, MD
January 21, 2021
Dear Andrew, Please accept my most profound heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your beloved father. I pray for the repose of his beautiful soul. Eternal be his memory. Yours Faithfully, Steven G. Revethis
Steven G. Revethis
January 21, 2021
Truly a Wonderful Gentleman in every way. I miss him and Beverly - quite the duo!
Laura Clapp Nason
January 21, 2021
My deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. He was a great man, personally and professionally, and always an esteemed friend of our family.
Fred Nora
January 21, 2021
Rest In Peace. My old medical school room mate "HUCK"
Michael. Steiner, M.D.
January 21, 2021
Dear Andy and Robert. We were shocked and saddened to learn that your dear father had passed away. It was just last Thursday that he was part of our Rodeo Zoom meeting with friends from Northwestern. I count him as one of my best friends from Rush and will treasure his memory. I know he was a wonderful father. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Jim and Sylvia Franklin
Jim and Sylvia Franklin
January 21, 2021
Dr. Huckman was a solid leader and cherished friend during my 24 years of service to the American Society of Neuroradiology. He is in my thoughts and prayers.
James Gantenberg
January 21, 2021
Sending our condolences and sympathies to you all, his family and friends, in this difficult time. It was an honor to know Dr. Huckman. He was a kind man, and I will miss seeing him on our "RODEO" calls. May his memory be a blessing.
Vic Maurer
January 21, 2021
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January 21, 2021