George Lindenmayer

August 22, 1940 - June 15, 2019
George Lindenmayer

Dr. George E. Lindenmayer, 78, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Wilmington, NC.

Born in Port Arthur, Texas, Dr. Lindenmayer attended Baylor University and received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine. Following two years’ conscription in the U.S. Public Health Service, he returned to Baylor as a researcher in cardiac pharmacology with support from a five-year grant from the American Heart Association.

Dr. Lindenmayer committed the majority of his career to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), where he served on the faculty as Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine. Named Associate Dean in the College of Graduate Studies in 2000, he chaired a committee that revolutionized the College’s structure and curriculum, helping to lead to the College becoming highly successful in attracting outstanding trainees and nationally competitive training grants. He was a passionate teacher of thousands of medical students and mentor for scores of research scientists over his thirty years at MUSC.

During the course of his career as a researcher, Dr. Lindenmayer published (with collaborators spanning across institutions, states, and nations) 58 articles and chapters in scholarly publications and has been cited nearly 2,500 times. His research led to the development and production of numerous life-saving drugs. Dr. Lindenmayer served regularly on Independent Review Boards and other committees on behalf of the National Institutes of Health; on the Basic Science Council of the American Heart Association; and as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

Following his retirement, he continued to consult for Quorum Review IRB in Seattle, WA, and devoted much time to mastering the piano.

Dr. Lindenmayer was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mary Pearl Lindenmayer. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; children Andy (London, UK) and Kathy; and grandson, Joshua; as well as his sister, Mary Ruth Riddell (Glenn) of Port Neches, TX, and many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.

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  • June 17, 2019
    Dan Knapp says:
    George and I served on the faculty together at the Medical University of South Carolina for over thirty years. George was committed to both teaching and research, and served many years as director of graduate training. He was a stabilizing influence through some tumultuous times. He was a gentleman and a scholar. May he rest in peace.

  • June 19, 2019
    F Davis says:
    He will swallow up death forever. And the Sovereign Lord Jah will wipe away the tears from all faces. The reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for God himself has spoken it, Isaiah 25:8. May you be comforted by God's promise, "For I well know the thoughts that I am thinking toward you, declares the Sovereign Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope, Jeremiah 29:11. May you hope in God's promise of a new day as there is a new heavens and new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise and in these righteousness will dwell, 2 Peter 3:13. May you hope in the fulfillment of God's promise to restore life to all who he remembers, Acts 24:15, Psalms 37:11, 29, 34. Please accept my sympathy for your loss.

  • June 20, 2019
    Debbie Thomas says:
    I have the fondest memories of Uncle George. The fishing trips with him and Pappaw were so special. I never knew anyone who dressed so well to go fishing. I was really young then and didn't realize he was just wearing his older work clothes, (docker type pants and button down shirts.). He was also good at beating the socks off me in a game of hearts. But he would always make me laugh so hard and I always looked forward to getting the opportunity to try once again. He will be greatly missed!