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1961 - 2019

Craig Stump, M.D., Ph.D. (I ‘00, ENDO ’03)

University of Arizona Endocrinologist Craig S. Stump, MD, PhD, died on May 4 after a brief, but serious illness. Born on April 12, 1961, to Louis and Janet Stump, in Tacoma, WA. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Jane and their two sons, Nathan (25) and Isaac (19); parents Louis and Janet Stump, Brothers Marty (Mary Mikel) Stump and Mike (Julie) Stump, Sister Louann Rhea of WA, and several nieces and nephews from Alaska and Washington.Dr. Stump joined the faculty at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and clinical staff at the SAVAHCS in 2006, returning to the area from the University of Missouri – Columbia, where he held joint appointments as an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine (in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes), pharmacology and physiology and served as a staff physician at the Harry S. Truman Memorial VA Hospital. A native of the Seattle area, he attended Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., and Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., before earning his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and physical education from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash., where he was a varsity member of the cross country team. He got his master’s degree in exercise and sports sciences, doctorate in exercise physiology and nutritional sciences, and medical degree from the University of Arizona. Between his master’s and doctorate, Dr. Stump did a post-doctoral research fellowship in physiology and cell biology at the University of Texas – Houston. Afterward, he completed his residency in internal medicine and endocrinology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. In 2003, he joined the faculty in Columbia, Mo. At the UA, he held a joint appointment as an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, a professor of nutritional sciences in the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and director of the UA Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship Program. Dr. Stump was a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), Researchers Against Inactivity-Related Disorders, American Society of Hypertension, and Catholic Medical Association. He served as chair of the SAVAHCS Research and Development Committee (2017- ); vice president and secretary of the Tucson Catholic Physicians Guild (2015- ); and had multiple roles with the AACE. In addition, he served as an editorial board member of the journal Diabetes (2016- ); associate editor, Cardiorenal Medicine (2010-); senior editor of the Journal of CardioMetabolic Syndrome (2005-10); and editorial advisory board member, Endocrine Today (2004-06).

Hobbies as passions: Family, Unplugged family road trips, fishing with Nathan, attending Isaac’s swim meets, participating in La Jolla Open Water swims with sons, camping adventures, Right to Life, Runners for Life, hiking, avid reader (always learning), marathons and Iron Mans, TMIY (That Man is You) men’s group, Patriot and ethical values in health care.

Memorial services for the former chief of the UA Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism(from 2006 to 2016) will be at St. Mark Catholic Church, 2727 W. Tangerine Road, Oro Valley, at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 8. For those who want to make a contribution in memory of Dr. Stump, the family requests the donation go to Our Lady of the Rosary Knights of Columbus Council #13272 in Oro Valley. We would like to express our extreme heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Steve Thomson for his unwavering love, friendship and support to Craig and our family; being beside us each step of the way during Craig’s last week of life as well as, the medical teams and nurses of Oro Valley and UMC Hospitals. Thank you, Bill Breen and Jan Traficanti of St. Mark Catholic Church for your guidance in preparing the memorial service. Finally, to all of you for your support and prayers during this time. The Stump Family.