Virginia Kneeland Frantz

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Virginia Kneeland Franz, pathologist and educator

Dr. Virginia Kneeland Frantz (1896 - 1967) was a pathologist and educator credited with a series of discoveries in the study of thyroid, breast and pancreatic tumors. From 1924 to 1962 she taught surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, becoming a full professor in 1951.

Her major achievements include:

Awards and Honors[edit]

  • Army-Navy Certificate of Appreciation for Civilian Service, 1948
  • Janeway Medal, 1962
  • Columbia University, Bicentennial Silver Medal, 1967
  • Student of Arthur Purdy Stout, noted alumnae of Brearley School, Columbia named award after her and presented to Rita Charon
  • Virginia Kneeland Franz Society

Select Publications[edit]

  • Franz, V. K., Forsythe, R., Hanford, J. M., & Rogers, W. M. (1942). Lateral aberrant thyroid. Ann. Surg, 115, 161-183.
  • Franz, M.D., Virginia Kneeland & Harvey, M.D., Harold Doric. (1946). Introduction to Surgery. New York and London: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press.
  • Franz, V. (1959). Papillary tumors of the pancreas: benign or malignant. Frantz VK. Atlas of tumor pathology. Washington DC: US Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 32-3.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Franz, V. (1959). Papillary tumors of the pancreas: benign or malignant. Frantz, V.K. Atlas of tumor pathology. Washington DC: US Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 32-3.