He came to Princeton from Memphis (Tenn.) Central High School, where he was a leader of the school newspaper and a class officer. At Princeton he was on the Undergraduate Council and The Daily Princetonian. Alan majored in the Woodrow Wilson School and was a member of Prospect Club. He roomed with Irwin Kasser, Herb Sussman, and Sid Wolinsky.
Alan graduated from Washington University School of Medicine, where he met and married Barbara Klearman. After residency he eventually returned to Memphis and became a member of the faculty of the University of Tennessee Medical School for 19 years, most of that time as chief of infectious diseases. From 1987 until retirement in 2003, he was professor and vice chairman of medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine and chief of medical services at the VA Medical Center.
Alan devoted his career to the study of infectious diseases, to patient care, and to medical education. He was an international expert on streptococcal infections, published numerous articles and several books, and contributed chapters to each of the major medical textbooks in his field.
Alan is survived by his wife, Barbara; his children Susan and Joel Massel, and Neal Bisno ’89 and Lisa Frank *90; and grandsons Nathan Massel and Sam Bisno ’24. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.