He graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1957 and then began a long medical career which included military service and the chairmanships of the Methodist Hospital Pediatric section and the St. Vincent Hospital Pediatric Department.
His obituary noted that he enjoyed attending the annual Hogan family reunion in Fort Wayne.
His full obituary may be viewed on the continuation page or you may click on this link to the Leppert Mortuary in Indianapolis to read the obituary or sign the guestbook. Services will be Tuesday in Indianapolis.
MICHAEL A. HOGAN
Dr. Michael A. Hogan died May 24, 2007 at St. Vincent Hospital.
Michael Hogan was born on November 18, 1931 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to Esther and Michael T. Hogan, the first of ten children. He met the love of his life, Mary Ann Healy, in 1955. They were married in 1957 and had four sons, James, Michael, John and Matthew.
Mike graduated from the Purdue University School of Pharmacy in 1953 and the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1957. He served his internship with the United States Navy in 1957 and continued his military service attached to the First Marine Division, Fifth regiment at Camp Pendelton through 1960. Mike entered the pediatric residency program at Indiana University – Riley Hospital, which he completed in 1962. He was Board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1964.
Mike had a long and distinguished medical career devoted to the welfare of Indiana children. His medical practice spanned over 35 years where he served thousands of children and their parents. In addition to his practice he provided leadership and input to a variety of Hospitals and organizations in Indianapolis over the years. This service included the following; Chairman of the Methodist Hospital Pediatric section, Chairman of the St. Vincent Hospital Pediatric Department for over twenty years, from 1966 through 1971, and again from 1983 through his retirement in 1998. He also served as a long time member of the St. Vincent Hospital ethics committee. Mike was President of the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics from 1984 – 1990, and served on multiple Chapter committees. He was a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Indiana University from 1988 until 1998, lecturing on child development, child abuse and psychosocial pediatrics. He was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha in 1986. He was a member of the Irish and American Pediatric Society. He was a voracious student with a remarkable memory. Mike was known by his fellow pediatricians as a gifted clinician and diagnostician. He was known, and beloved, by his patients as Dr. Hogan.
Mike had many interests, including Purdue athletics, travel, history, genealogy and anything to do with Ireland. He was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church. Mike enjoyed his Gyro Club friends and lunches. He volunteered as a guardian ad litem for children, the St. Vincent Hospital Clinic and the Trinity Free Clinic at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish. He tutored foreign students in English. He traveled to Florida each year with his wife where they enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He traveled extensively to many places including; Russia, Norway, Spain, France, Italy, England and Germany. He returned to Ireland, his favorite, many times.
Mike was blessed to be married to Mary Ann, his best friend; they were together for over 50 years. As she told Mike and others, “We did not have a perfect marriage, only a wonderful one." He was a devoted father. He took pride in his children, who valued his advice, appreciated his insight and endured his stories. Jim married Julia; they have two sons Brendan and James. Michael married Cindy; they have two children; Michael and Kelly. John is single, and all three families live in the Indianapolis area. Matthew died as an infant.
Mike had many friends and a wonderful extended family. He looked forward to the annual Hogan family reunion in Ft. Wayne where he spent time with Denny (wife Barbara), Jim (wife Corky), Kathleen Costello (husband Joe), Patricia Neil (husband Bill), Tim (wife Francie), Ann and Ellen. His brother Tom (wife Barbara) is deceased. His brothers-in-law, Buzz and Bob (deceased), were gifts brought to him by marriage.
Mike is survived by Mary Ann, James, Michael, John, Julia, Cindy, Brendan, James, Michael and Kelly. His legacy is a lifelong commitment to the advancement of children, family and faith. Slán agus beannacht leat
A prayer service will be conducted at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29 at the Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel, 740 E. 86th Street followed by 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Luke Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 28 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Michael A. Hogan, M.D. Pediatric Endowment Fund or the Purdue University School of Pharmacy – scholarships, either of which may be reached through the organization's foundation. You may visit the website, www.leppertmortuary.com where you can sign the guest book or make a memorial contribution.