Lance L. Altenau, MD, FACS, Emeritus
NMC pays tribute to Lance L. Altenau, M.D., F.A.C.S. for his long medical career by bestowing upon him the status of Physician Emeritus.
Dr. Altenau joined NMC in 1980 after his service at Balboa Naval Hospital, San Diego, where he served as a Lieutenant Commander. He had a wide range of neurosurgical interests. He became board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons in 1983. He trained under Dr. Richard Schneider at the University of Michigan, completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Altenau’s areas of special interest were complex spinal disorders and brain tumors. Dr. Altenau was on staff at numerous hospitals through San Diego and had numerous articles accepted for publication.
Dr. Altenau retired in June 2019. We thank you for your service, dedication, and always keeping us laughing with your humor during your working years at NMC.