Morsani College of Medicine Alumni Society

In Memoriam

We pay tribute on this page to the lives and service of USF Health Morsani College of Medicine alumni and faculty. Please reach us at or to notify us of a loved one's death and/or to submit an obituary.

Medicine Faculty

Jay S. Layman MD was an esteemed faculty member at the USF College of Medicine having joined the school before the chartered class of 1971. He retired as dean of admissions at the medical school in 2001. Jay was very dedicated to the College of Medicine and received numerous awards of achievement. He passed away on July 31, 2018 and is survived by his wife Tammy and three children Jay, Heather, and Justin. Condolences can be sent here.

H. Juergen Nord, MD was a founding faculty member at the USF College of Medicine and accomplished professional. His accomplishments recognized on a plaque dedicated to his work by the Tampa General Hospital Foundation and positioned at the entrance to the new Endoscopy Unit at TGH. Both USF and the community have lost a tremendous asset in Dr. Nord. Juergen is survived by his wife Linda, his children Christoph and Libby, and six grandchildren. Memorial donations in Dr. Nord's honor can be made to Life Path Hospice in Temple Terrace, FL, or the charity of your choice. For more information, including a guest book, please click here.

Hussain Saba MD, long-time distinguished faculty member, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, surrounded by members of his loving family. Dr. Saba had a 40-year career at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, arriving in 1975 as a young Assistant Professor. He quickly moved through the promotion ranks, achieving Professor in 1986 and being named the Chief of the Hematology Division at both USF and the fledgling Moffitt Cancer Center in 1986 – a role in which he served until 1993. He was instrumental in the recruitment of medical faculty members who joined the rapidly growing USF and Moffitt over the next several years. Dr. Saba was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. His wife served on the USF faculty for many years, his daughter was a graduate of USF College of Medicine and Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases postgraduate training, and his son-in-law (Dr. Maqsood Siddique) was a long-time member of the USF/VA faculty.