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HSC-Baylor College of Dentistry faculty, staff, students and friends of Dr. Uwe Frohberg gathered in the Penland Chapel at Baylor University Medical Center Feb. 8 to remember a dedicated teacher, skilled clinician and good friend.
“Dr. Frohberg was a loyal and supportive faculty member who always showed his commitment to the college and our students by being available for any activity during working hours and beyond,” says Dr. James S. Cole, HSC-BCD dean. “He was an exceptional colleague and will be sorely missed.”
A professor in HSC-BCD’s oral and maxillofacial surgery department, Frohberg suffered liver failure and passed away Jan. 24 while visiting family in Germany. He was 53.
Frohberg’s sister, Anke Pliquett of Frankfurt, Germany, attended the memorial service with her husband, Bernd.
“He was at home here,” says Pliquett. “His second family was his colleagues, the staff and his students.”
Frohberg joined the faculty in 1994 as an assistant professor in oral and maxillofacial surgery. At the time, he was working as a clinical instructor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Cologne Medical School in Cologne, Germany. Frohberg split his time between the two programs until 1999, when he was promoted to associate professor at HSC-BCD. He was promoted to professor in 2007.
Frohberg attended the University of Düsseldorf Medical School, where he earned a doctorate in medicine in 1980 and a doctorate in dental medicine in 1990, graduating with honors for both degrees.
“Uwe was an indispensable member of our department,” says Dr. David Grogan, associate professor and chair of oral and maxillofacial surgery. “All of us in the department will miss Uwe, our friend and colleague.”