Remembering Dr. Bernard Naylor

Dr. Bernard Naylor passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 7, 2017. He was born on November 6, 1926 in Manchester, England. Dr. Naylor is survived by his wife Pat Naylor, and his sons and daughter in laws; Ted and Yvonne Naylor, Patrick and Naomi Naylor, Barney and Judy Naylor, Joseph and Kristen Naylor, Timothy and Zainab Naylor; as well as his 6 grandchildren (3 boys and 3 girls).

Dr. Naylor attended the University of Manchester in England, where he received his M.B. and Ch.B. degrees in 1951. He served internships and residencies in the United Kingdom until 1954. He pursued a residency in pathology at the University of Michigan from 1954-56, while simultaneously pursing his M.Sc. degree in pathology from the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, which he completed in 1956. After completion of his residency training, Dr. Naylor served a three-month locum tenens as assistant pathologist at the Croydon Hospitals, London, England. Dr. Naylor joined the faculty in 1957 as an instructor in pathology. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1959, associate professor in 1964, and professor in 1968. From November 1961 to November 1962, he served as acting director of the Papanicolaou Cancer Research Institute in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Naylor was well known and revered nationally and internationally in field of cytopathology. Widely recognized as an outstanding teacher, he received the Elizabeth Crosby Award for outstanding teaching of medical students in a basic medical science in 1981 and commendations for excellence in teaching from the Medical School classes of 1988, 1989, and 1990. He received a Certification of Merit from the International Academy of Cytology in 1973 and a Certificate of Merit from the American Society of Cytology in recognition of outstanding services as president of the society in November 1985. He also received the 1990 Papanicolaou Award from the American Society of Cytology.

Our sincere condolences to Dr. Naylor’s family, friends, colleagues and mentee’s.