Heinz Juergen NORD
NORD, Dr. Heinz Juergen

of Tampa, died Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the age of 82, surrounded by his family and in the compassionate care of Life Path Hospice at Tampa General Hospital. Dr. Nord was born in Arolsen, Germany, October 25, 1936 to Rudolf and Elisabeth (Homeyer) Nord. He graduated with his Medical Doctorate from J.W. Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany in 1964, Magna Cum Laude. He was awarded a Full- bright Scholarship in 1964 to further his training in the United States. It was during this time that he met the love of his life, Linda McAllister who became his wife in 1967. After he completed his Gastroenterology fellowship, Linda and Juergen returned briefly to Germany. In 1973, they returned to the United States where Juergen began his long career as a professor of Gastroenterology at the University of South Florida (USF) and as a Tampa General Hospital (TGH) physician in Gastroenterology. He was the Chief of the USF Gastroenterology Service at TGH from 1977-2010 when he retired. He was the director of the USF Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, and program Director for the Gastroenterology Fellowship from 1990-2000. Dr. Nord served on numerous hospital, USF and GI society committees. He served as president of both the Florida Gastroenterologic Society and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). In 2005 he was awarded the title of Master of the American College of Gastroenterolgy. Dr. Nord had a passion for teaching and lectured on gastroenterology and GI endoscopy locally, nationally and internationally. Upon his retirement, he established a GI nursing lecture series at TGH. Dr. Nord's extensive contributions to the field of Gastroenterology are ones of service, leadership and education. He will be deeply missed by his colleagues, patients, residents and GI fellows.

As much as he accomplished professionally, he was most proud of his family. Both of his children remember that he never missed a birthday party or other special event while they were growing up. His priority was his family. He loved to cook and was happiest when everyone was around the table sharing a meal. He especially loved when all six grandchildren were together laughing and having fun. He and Linda loved to travel and they saw much of the world together.

Juergen was preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by his wife, Linda; his two children, Libby (Randy McClellan), and Christoph (Janelle); and his six grandchildren, Andrew, Anna and Adeline McClellan and Caylyn, Alyssa, and Avery Nord. In Germany, he is survived by his brother, Dieter Nord (Ines); nephews, Michael (Tina) Nord and Thomas (Kirsten) Nord; and niece, Kathrin Nord.

A celebration of the life and legacy of Juergen Nord will be held at Armani's restaurant, Sunday, January 6 from 4-7 pm. Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, Florida. Those who desire may make memorial donations in Dr. Nord's honor to Life Path Hospice, 12470 Telecom Drive Suite 300, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637 or the charity of your choice.
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I was informed of Dr Nords passing just today by one of my colleagues; he was a bright and caring physician whom I considered to be my ultimate mentor while at USF and Tampa General. God bless you and your family!
Jeffrey Brown
January 25, 2019
I am grateful for the opportunity to have known such a universally respected physician and an even greater gentleman. Dr. Nord always had kind words and expressed genuine interest in our many interactions. Dr. Nord taught so much more than medicine. His legacy speaks for itself. May God bless you, and may you rest in peace Dr. Nord.

With the highest respect,
Chris Caruso
Christopher Caruso
January 1, 2019
Dr Nord was a kind, gentle man and we will miss his smiling face on our street.
Jan & Dan Gilbert
December 31, 2018
Dr. Nord was one of my Mentors during my fellowship at USF and was truly the epitome of a "Gentleman and a Scholar". He defined what it means to be "Professional". I had the utmost respect for Dr. Nord and I feel privileged to have studied under him. I give his family my condolences. He was a wonderful Doctor and Human Being.
Dr Fred Slone
Frederick Slone
December 29, 2018
I am happy to have known Dr. Nord and the opportunity to work with him. He will be missed, every day he will be with us as we see his picture on our unit at Tgh endoscopy. May he rest in peace.
Nancy Velazquez
December 10, 2018
Dr. Nord was an amazing physician and teacher. We are so honored to have gotten to meet him and know him through his wonderful daughter, Libby and her family. My husband was overwhelmed to meet him as a fellow physician, and was truly in awe of how great of a gastroenterologist he was. Dr. Nord will be missed in the medical community and by his friends. He truly left such an amazing legacy for us all. Our prayers are to his sweet family.
Lindsay, Brad and Sam Rice
Lindsay Rice
December 6, 2018
Juergen Nord first treated me in the summer of 1976, when I was 22. He became my regular gastroenterologist the next year, and I remained his patient until he retired 33 years later. I cannot overstate how much he meant to me--as my physician, certainly, but also as my brilliant, kind, warm, and soft-spoken friend. More than once, he literally saved my life. But he also hugely enriched my life. I will be forever grateful to him, and I will remember him with love.
Steve Northcutt
December 5, 2018
December 4, 2018
Dr. Nord was a fine human being. A wonderful doctor, mentor, teacher and strategist. I wish I could have been around him more. He really helped me and spent time explaining things to a non-physician (me). My heart goes out to his wife and family. I know they will miss him every day. Please know that he had a wonderful reputation and will be missed by his patients, students and colleagues. Love you, Dr. Nord and thank you. Robin Atkins
Robin Atkins
December 3, 2018
It was a great honor to have worked with Dr. Nord at USF Health on the revenue cycle side of the practice plan since 1985. Kind and compassionate are the two words that come to mind immediately when I think of Dr. Nord. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
Wayne Fisher
December 3, 2018
Dr. Nord was an incredibly kind and humble man. Growing up as his neighbor he was always generous with a smile and his time. His love for his noble profession helped guide me into the medical field. He was a wonderful friend to my father and he will truly be missed!!
Kara Steijlen
December 2, 2018
To the family of Dr. Nord,
My husband Nathan Davis was a patient of Dr Nord for many years. He was a brillant, compassionate, sweet man and fine Dr. We will always be grateful and remember with Love our Dr. Nord.
Paula H. Davis and Nathan Davis
Paula Davis
December 1, 2018
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