Meet Dr. Lud Deppisch, Author
Ludwig (Lud) Deppisch M.D. is a board certified pathologist and medical historian. His history interests include the health and medical care of United States presidents, the doctor-patient relationship of the physicians who provided that care, and the ethics and responsibilities of these doctors. Subsequently, he focused upon the health and medical treatment of America’s First Ladies, including the confidentiality of their medical histories and whether their illnesses affected their presidential husbands. The Health of the First Ladies, was published in early 2015.
Deppisch’s third book, The Women in the Life of Andrew Jackson, appeared in May, 2021. It examined how several ladies, most notably Rachel, his wife, influenced the personality, career, and accomplishments of America’s seventh president.
A native of New York City where he received his undergraduate education at Fordham University. Deppisch received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. During his pathology career, he was active in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate pathology education. At present he is Emeritus Professor of Pathology at the Northeastern Ohio Medical University and a Clinical Lecturer in Pathology at the University of Arizona School of Medicine (Tucson).
In addition to his hospital pathology practice and his teaching activities, Deppisch gained national recognition for his expertise in gastrointestinal and gynecologic pathology.
For almost thirty years, the author has given seminars, lectures and courses on the health of United States presidents. He continued this interest after moving to Tucson, Arizona, where he received a Masters in American History degree from the University of Arizona.
Deppisch continues to live in Arizona with his wife, children and grandchildren. Together they enjoy birding, travel, and music. He is currently at work in writing a second edition to The White House Physician.