Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Student Development


Michael Koller, MD

The Loyola University Chicago community mourns the death of Michael Koller, MD, assistant dean for educational affairs at the Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Koller passed away on November 11 after a long illness. He was 53.

Dr. Koller was a compassionate physician, master teacher, skilled musician, and beloved member of the Stritch School of Medicine community. In addition to serving as assistant dean for educational affairs, he was chair of the admissions committee, director of the second year curriculum, an associate professor, and president of the Alumni Relations Board. He twice received teacher-of-the-year awards: the Outstanding Basic Science Faculty of the Year Award and the Ralph Leischner Master Teacher Award.

Friday, November 21
3–8 p.m.
St. Victor Church (553 Hirsh Street, Calumet City, IL)

Funeral Mass
Saturday, November 22
9:30 a.m. – Visitation
10:30 a.m. – Mass
St. Victor Church (553 Hirsh Street, Calumet City, IL)

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael W. Koller, MD, and William C. Bayer, MD, Medical Student Scholarship Fund at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Donations may also be made to Loyola University Chicago, St. Victor Church, or The Mercy Home for Boys and Girls (http://www.mercyhome.org/).

Condolences may be sent to his family, in care of the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153.

Click here to read more about Dr. Koller’s life and work at Loyola.

Please remember this family in your prayers.