The School of Medicine is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Tana Grady-Weliky, MD, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. She died on Jan. 18. A memorial service mass was held on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at St. John Fisher Parish in Portland, Ore. A tribute to honor Dr. Grady-Weliky was also held at OHSU.
“Tana was uniquely generous of spirit and had a truly special way of connecting with people,” said Dean Mark Richardson, MD, MBA. “She was a dedicated and influential leader in this School of Medicine and her absence will be profoundly felt.”
Born November 11, 1962, in Wuerzburg, Germany, Dr. Grady-Weliky earned her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and completed her residency in General Psychiatry at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Belmont, Mass. She was appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education in the OHSU School of Medicine in February 2009. In this position, she oversaw the education of OHSU's approximately 500 MD students.
Dr. Grady-Weliky is survived by her husband, Michael Weliky; father, Charles S. Grady; daughter, Maya B. Weliky; and stepmother, Terri Grady.
Dr. Grady-Weliky’s family has requested that the OHSU Foundation establish a scholarship fund in her memory and honor. The family will be notified of all gifts. Memorial gifts can be made to the Tana Grady-Weliky, MD Scholarship Fund in care of:
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More on Dr. Grady-Weliky
The alumni association magazine Bridges conducted an interview with Dr. Grady-Weliky, titled, Associate Dean Tana Grady-Weliky reflects on the first year in Oregon. Read it here.