Nuetzel MD, Eric J. (1950-2014) died on Monday, May 12, 2014, at
home surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
was a graduate of the University of Missouri and St. Louis University Medical
School. He became Chief Resident of Psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian
Hospital in New York, and returned to St. Louis to complete his training at the
St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute. An inveterate life-long learner, he
thereafter received an AM in Theatre from Washington University.
addition to his psychoanalytic practice, held many academic positions including
Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine, where he
also taught in the Department of Psychology on the main campus.
life, Eric produced several scholarly works on psychoanalytic research, as well
as examinations of the therapeutic process through the lens of performance.
During the course of his career, Eric became a Training and Supervising
Analyst, heading both the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute and serving as
Chair of the American Psychoanalytic Association Board of Professional
Standards, the national credentialing arm for Psychoanalysis.
Eric's love of
travel, art, music and life was surpassed only by his love for his family and
his excitement over his soon to be born first grandchild. Loved by all who had
the good fortune to know him, respected by all who were privileged to benefit
from his talents and wisdom, Eric will be truly missed by his family and
friends around the world. Eric is survived by his wife, Susan, children, J.
Arlington (Tawny Lane) and Leah, his mother Sally, brothers and sisters John
Nuetzel (Georgia), Vicky Holton (David), Suzi Wells (Jeff), Phil Nuetzel
(Cindy), and Tina McNulty (Patrick), and numerous nieces, nephews and extended
family. He was preceded in death by his father John A. Nuetzel, MD.
Donations should be made to the
Eric J. Nuetzel Scholarship Fund at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, the
Lung Cancer Research Foundation, or a charity of your choosing.
Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from
May 14 to May 15, 2014