Renowned Mayo clinic urologist dies

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Dr. David C. Utz, an internationally recognized urologic surgeon who pioneered numerous surgical techniques, died Sunday, Oct. 30, at his winter home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 87.

According to the Star Tribune, Ronald Reagan was perhaps the most famous of Utz's patients. He led the surgical team at Mayo in 1987 that performed prostate surgery on the president and removed intestinal polyps.

According to, Dr. Utz was the author of 143 publications and 28 abstracts and editorials. He was invited to be a visiting professor at medical centers throughout the United States and around the world.

He was born Dec. 2, 1923, in Rochester, to Gilbert C. and Marion Hoy Utz of Rochester, reported.

He is survived by sons David C. Utz Jr. of Vail, Colo., Mark E. Utz of Rochester, Minn., and Jeffrey P. Utz of Chatham, N.J., daughter Mary U. Keating, of St. Cloud, brother Philip Utz, 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Rochester, with services held there at noon Saturday.

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