Thomas Krulisky, longtime USC psychiatrist, 62

08/10/07
Thomas V. Krulisky, medical director of psychiatry services at the USC University Hospital and clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine, died on June 10. He was 62.

Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., in 1945, Krulisky earned his medical degree from, and completed his internship and residency at, the State University of New York at Buffalo.

He served in the U.S. Air Force as a major and was assigned to the Regional Hospital at Sheppard Air Force Base from 1974 to 1976. He was awarded an Air Force Commendation Medal for his service.

Krulisky came to California in 1976 and served as medical director at Edgemont Hospital, Committee Chair at Queen of Angels-Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, director of Partial Hospitalization Psychiatry at Brotman Medical Center and director of Utilization Review for Psychiatry at L.A. Metropolitan Medical Center.

He joined the USC faculty in 1977 and served until 1984, when he became a voluntary faculty member. He returned as a USC employee in 1994 when he accepted the post of medical director of psychiatry services at the USC University Hospital.

Krulisky is survived by his wife of 26 years, Terra Lee Mulcahy, and his three daughters, Kelly, Tamara and Kathryn.

Donations may be made to the Keck School of Medicine at USC, Office of Development, 1975 Zonal Avenue, KAM 300, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Attention: Michael Mayne. Please note “The Thomas V. Krulisky Memorial Scholarship Fund” in the memo line.