Rich, 36C, 39M, has retired after 42 years of caring for patients with
cardiopulmonary disease. He continues to be an avid art collector and agent
who has donated many pieces to the University of Miami Medical School, which
he helped found. His most recent donation was a six-foot stainless steel
sculpture of the logo of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis in memory of
his beloved wife, Doris J. Rich. The Miami Project is a research center
dedicated to the study of paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury.
radiologist Albert Rayle Jr., 44M, is keeping busy as a volunteer
at the Good Samaritan Health Center, founded by William Warren, 79M.
He resides in Atlanta with his wife, Margaret, and is father to three grown
D. Benton Jr., 42C, 45M, won the 20002001 Volunteer Award from
the health department in Broward County, Fla.
Patz, 45M, received an honorary doctorate from Johns Hopkins for his
contributions as a researcher and teacher in ophthalmology.
At age 32,
Patz showed that the popular practice of giving high levels of oxygen
to premature infants was causing an epidemic of blindness. For this discovery,
Patz received the Albert Lasker Medical Research Award, the first of many
prestigious awards to come.
in diseases caused by abnormal growth of blood vessels in the eye, Patz
helped develop one of the first lasers used to treat eye disease.
the full-time faculty at Johns Hopkins in 1970 and in 1979 founded the
Retinal Vascular Center. He served as director of the Wilmer Eye Institute
for 10 years. A native of Elberton, Ga., Patz also holds a master of liberal
arts degree from Hopkins, which he received in 1998 at age 78. He is professor
emeritus at Hopkins.
Paul Teplis, 44C, 47M, is the proud head of an accomplished family of high achievers, including his son, Alan Teplis, 78C, 82M, who now practices emergency medicine at Holy Spirit Hospital in Harrisburg, Pa., and his daughter, Carol Teplis, 94M, who is a pediatrician in Elgin, Ill.
McClure, 48M, one of the first female Emory medical graduates, has retired
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for 18 years of service, the Central Florida Blood Bank Board of Directors
honored Oscar W. Freeman Jr., 51M, with the naming of the Oscar
Freeman Laboratory Building. While maintaining his private practice in
internal medicine, Freeman served as medical director of the blood bank
from 1971 to 1989. It is the largest independent blood bank in Florida,
providing more than 200,000 pints of blood to hospitals and health care
facilities each year.
who retired in 1989, and his wife, Laura Jean, currently split their time
between Orlando and Highlands, N.C.
Donald Minor, 52C, 55M, retired after 40 years of practicing radiology
with Radiology Associates of DeKalb and the DeKalb Medical Center.
Pensacola News Journal featured Norman Vickers, 56M, on
the day of his retirement, dubbing him the The Jazz Doctor.
Vickers, a gastroenterologist for 36 years, is also the founder and current
volunteer executive director of the Jazz Society of Pensacola, which supports
local jazz musicians and brings in out-of-town performers.
his love of music with his wife, Elizabeth, who is author of a book on
the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. Together, they have three grown children
and lots of CDs.
Carrera III, 57M, retired in 1999 from his position as medical director
in Devereux, Fla., and as chair of the National Medical Advisory Committee.
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Hardison, 60M, professor emeritus and former associate chief of staff
at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, received the 2001 Evangeline Papageorge
Teaching Award at commencement exercises last year.
W. Wallace Jr., 60M, retired from the practice of neurology. He was
the first neurologist to enter into private practice in the Decatur-DeKalb
County area in 1968.
B. Wilson, 57C, 61M, is chair of the Board of Regents of the American
College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM).
The Board of Regents manages the business and affairs of ACP-ASIM, the nations
largest medical specialty society comprising more than 115, 000 internal
medicine physicians and medical students. Wilson is currently in private
practice in Winter Park, Fla.
DuPont, 65M, was recently appointed to a three-year term on the Emory
School of Medicines Board of Advisers. He is currently chief of
internal medicine at St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital in Houston and
clinical professor of medicine at Baylor and University of Texas.
recently was elected to lead the Texas Southern Region of the American
College of PhysiciansAmerican Society of Internal Medicine as governor-elect
(2002) and governor (2003-2007). In addition, DuPont was recently appointed
by the mayor of Houston to serve on the medical advisory steering committee
for biological, chemical, and nuclear terrorism.
noted in the 2001 edition of Americas Top Doctors for his extensive
knowledge in the field of tropical diseases and diarrhea. Every summer
since 1980, he and his wife, Margaret, have taken six to 10 senior medical
students to Mexico to conduct medical research. Over the years, this work
has helped define recommendations about the cause, prevention, and treatment
of diarrhea among travelers to developing countries. Dupont has also studied
tropical diseases and diarrhea in Egypt, Zambia, Kenya, India, and Jamaica.
Jeb Bush has appointed Clarence H. (Buck) Brown III, 62C, 66M, as
chair of the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Board. Brown is
currently president and CEO of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Orlando,
R. Rosenfeld, 62C, 66M, has three sons who have graduated from medical
school. Rosenfelds youngest son is presently volunteering with the
Peace Corps in Ghana, West Africa.
Herrin Woodruff, 68M, was president of the American Board of Pathology
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(Rick) Holm, 75M, is president of the South Dakota State Medical Association.
He and his wife, Joanie, have four children: Eric, Carter, Preston, and
the youngest, Julia Xu, whom the family adopted from China in 1996.
H. Moss, 75M, is the director of physical therapy and rehabilitation
at Spring Hill Regional Medical Center, where he served as chief of surgery
for two years. Moss is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement.
He is also a member of the Inaugural Gulfcoast Arthritis Foundation Benefit
Tournament of Hernando County, Florida.
Morse, 76M, has been awarded the first annual Award for Clinical Excellence
of the National Association of Inpatient Physicians, which represents
hospitalists, physicians who focus on the general medical care of hospitalized
practices and resides in Anderson, S.C., formed the Anderson Free Clinic
in 1983 and established the first hospitalist group in the city. He is
now medical director at the free clinic and president of the Anderson
County Medical Society. Along with his associate professorship at the
Anderson Family Practice Residency Program, Morse is active in clinical
trials. His research interests include thrombolytic therapy for acute
travels annually to the Haitian village of Cange, where he has helped
establish a center of clinical excellence in one of the poorest areas
in the western hemisphere. He also helps raise money for Partners in Health,
a foundation that delivers medical care and supplies to Haiti.
H. McCain, 75C, 79M,
is chairman of the board of directors at Macon Northside Hospital in Macon,
Ga., and continues to practice vascular and interventional radiology. (BACK
Lewis, 81M, spent two days at an Indian reservation in Rosebud, S.D.,
in June, working with the Native American See and Treat Single Visit Cervical
and Breast Cancer Prevention Program, initiated by the College of American
Pathologists. She read Pap smears and performed fine-needle breast biopsies
on site, where patients also received treatment as needed, based on the
Teplis, 82M, see Paul Teplis, 47M.
Morris, 83M, is a man with a mission. For the past 15 years, Morris
has led a community health center that annually serves more than 30,000
low-income patients in Memphis, Tenn. An ordained minister, Morris is
the founder of the Church Health Center, a nonprofit faith community health
ministry that provides affordable, high-quality health care to uninsured
workers, their families, the elderly, and the homeless.
opened its doors in 1987, but its origins date back to the 1960s, when
Morris was a high school student in Atlanta and decided to become a minister
dedicated to caring for the sick.
seminary, and medical school, Morris was on the house staff at Grady Hospital,
an experience he remembers as eye-opening. Those years helped me
see the reality and difficulties of providing health care for the poor.
to Memphis in 1986 to become associate pastor of St. Johns Methodist
Church, which leases space to the Church Health Center.
offers primary care, dental and eye care, and psychological and pastoral
counseling in addition to wellness programs and a healing center.
costs range from $15 to $35 and are calculated on a sliding scale according
to family size and income. The homeless are provided care at no cost.
one of the centers few full-time staff members The rest is operated
largely by a network of 600 volunteers, and funding is provided by private
For his colleagues
in the for-profit sector, Morris realizes it is easy these days to become
frustrated. He offers this advice: Do your best to remember why
you went into medicine in the first place. Every doctor I know entered
medical school because they wanted to help people. That is still the driving
force behind our profession.
written a book about health care for the poor, Relief for the Body, Renewal
for the Soul (Peraclete Press). He can be reached at 901-272-0003.
B. Blackwelder, 84M, received the 2001 Deans Distinguished Teaching
Award in Clinical Sciences from East Tennessee State University, where he
is the residency program director for ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport
and an associate professor in family medicine.
Michiko Martin, 84M, recently called to discuss being the first and
only African-American woman in private practice in Anniston, Ala. She
opened the practice on Oct. 3, 1994.
three patients that day, two of whom had nothing wrong with them. They
were just checking out the new doctor in town, she says. Unfortunately,
the community was less than supportive at first. I was told I was
not needed, Martin recalls.
Christmas of that year, something happened that turned the tide. A young
child was sick in the hospital with what appeared to be meningitis. All
appropriate tests and treatments had been given, but the child was still
severely ill. Martin ordered a CAT scan, which showed an enormous cyst
in the childs brain. The boy was moved to a different hospital for
surgery, and the cyst was successfully removed. Martin then began receiving
notes in the mail saying: Were glad youre here.
Martins practice has grown steadily into one of the top three in
Anniston. In addition to her practice, Martin currently serves as chief
of pediatrics at Regional Medical Center in Anniston. She hopes some day
to build a child development and research center there.
awarded an honorary doctorate from Morehouse in May 2001 and has published
two books, Its Time to Roll the Stones Away and Holiness Embraces
She is also
the founder of the Martin Foundation, which awards scholarships in education,
agriculture, and medicine in memory of her parents, Cornell and Catherine.
Litwin, 85M, received the 2001 Gold Cystoscope Award from the American
Urological Association. This is given to the urologist within 10 years of
training who has made the most substantial contributions to the field of
urology. Litwins work has focused on outcomes research and quality-of-life
assessment in urology.
To Mitchell Garber, 87M, and Michele Asrael Garber, 92MPH, their
first child, Robert Alan Garber, on Nov. 1, 2000.
To Kathleen Nixon, 88M, and residency alumnus Gregory Berkey,
their second son, Michael Dosh Berkey, on Mothers Day of 2000. (BACK
Paré, 90M, a member of Emorys Medical Alumni Board, is
a partner with Dermatology Consultants in Atlanta. She is also on the board
of the Atlanta Womens Medical Alliance, which offers female physicians
in Atlanta networking and ways to connect with the Atlanta community.
Ray, 92M, completed her residency at Health Sciences University in
Oregon and worked afterwards at a private family practice in Portland.
There, she was team doctor for a womens professional basketball
team, the Portland Power, for 2-1/2 seasons.
was so much fun, recalls Ray. One of the best parts was that
during games, I got to sit right on the floor.
moved to Asheville, N.C., to be closer to family and to start a new position
on the faculty at the Mountain Area Health Education Center, the only
family practice residency program in Asheville. She is also an assistant
professor at the University of North Carolina. She lives with her husband,
Geoff (her high school sweetheart) in an old, turn-of-the-century house.
Rays mother-in-law is related to John and Willis Westmoreland, who
helped start one of the antecedents to Emorys medical school. Their
portraits hang in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building.
Berkey, 94M, see Kathleen Nixon, 88M.
Teplis, 94M, see Paul Teplis, 47M.
To Stacy Stein Gryboski, 94M, a daughter, Katherine Stein Gryboski,
on May 16, 2001.
To Aimee Post League, 90C, 94M, her second child, Parker League,
on Jan. 10, 2001. Aimee was also recently promoted to lieutenant commander
in the US Navy.
E. Dorfman, 96M, completed his residency in otolaryngology at Duke and
has taken a position at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Hunter Eidson, 96M, married Tim Eidson, a residency classmate, in January
2001 in Houston. She and Tim now live in Nashville, where she works as an
attending in the pediatric emergency room at Vanderbilt Childrens
Hospital. Tim is in private practice as a pediatrician. Stephanie would
love to hear from fellow alums and can be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Todd Frieze, 96M, and Tricia Kunovich-Frieze, 96M, a son,
Grayson, in February 2001. Grayson has a sister, Emma. Todd is now chief
of endocrinology at Keesler USAF Medical Center in Biloxi, Miss. Tricia
is now in private practice in internal medicine at Magnolia Medical Center
at Cedar Lake in Biloxi.
To F. Kennard Hood, 96M, and Keisha Carlton Hood, a son, Ashton Kennard
Hood, on Nov. 26, 2000. They reside in McDonough, Ga., and Kennard is employed
by Eagles Landing Family Practice in Ellenwood, Ga.
To Jennifer Lapp Macia, 96M, and her husband, Mario, a daughter,
Sarah Elisa, on Jan. 18, 2001. Jennifer completed her residency in pediatrics
at Baylor in 1999 and is currently practicing general pediatrics in Houston.
Rubin Ochoa, 96M, was recently reappointed to the College of American
Pathologists Management Resource Committee. Ochoa is at Massachusetts General
Hospital in Boston.
Mahesh Sharma, 97M, married Andrea Conlisk-Sharma, 99MPH, on April 8,
2000. Anish is now working in emergency medicine at the Medical College
of Georgia in Augusta.
Gardner, 98M, was featured as one of the top 29 Super Bachelors
in the June 2001 issue of Ebony magazine. Currently a Naval Aviation Schools
Command (NASC) flight surgeon, Gardner was nominated for the title by one
of his friends. Despite a daily barrage of phone messages from enamored
bachelorettes, Gardner claims to have no intention of settling down soon.
A. Smith, 98M, was appointed to the Council of International Osteopathic
Medical Education and Affairs by the president of the American Osteopathic
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Adkison and Joanne Carlson, both 01M, are in residencies in Chicago,
Gregory in anesthesiology at Loyola and Joanne in pediatrics at University
of Chicago in pediatrics.
Moore, 01M, a resident in emergency medicine at Emory, finished an on-call
shift in the emergency room one day last November and took a flight to Los
Angeles. The reason? To appear on Jeopardy, where he won more
than $17,000. His nondrinking habits came to light on the second day, when
he lost in the Final Jeopardy round, missing the answer about tequila, to
which the correct question was Jose Cuervo.The show aired in January.
Leslie Potter, 01M, to Thomas Lawley III, on May 26, 2001. Leslie
Lawley begins a residency in dermatology at Emory this summer.
James E. Stone, 89C, 01M, to Nimalie I. deSilva, 96C, on Sept. 2,
2000. They are residents in internal medicine in Baltimore.
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Training and Fellowship Alumni
T. Goldstein (radiology) is an assistant professor of radiology at Emory.
E. Goodman Jr. (dermatology) and his wife, Delia, recently finished
building their dream home on a 1,000-acre lot 18 miles outside of Murfreesboro,
Hardman (child psychiatry), executive director of The Carter Center,
recently accepted the Distinguished Service Award from the American Psychiatric
Association on behalf of The Carter Center and former First Lady Rosalynn
Carter. The award recognized the centers efforts to reduce the stigma
of mental illness and address associated public policy issues. The Carter
Center is home to the Mental Health Task Force, which promotes positive
change in the mental health field.
William Karowe (gastroenterology) married Diana Zintel on April 4, 2000.
They live in Boulder, Colo.
A. Martin (surgery) was among 1,636 initiates from around the world
who became fellows of the American College of Surgeons during its 86th Annual
Clinical Congress in Chicago.
To Thomas Parsons (pathology)and his wife, Sarah, their second son,
Walter Griff Parsons, on Aug. 24, 2000, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Parsons is
the associate medical examiner for Volusia County, Fla.
June 3, 2000, the Interis Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.,
named its burn center for Paul Silverstein (plastic surgery), the
centers founder and medical director for 25 years. He is also clinical
professor of plastic surgery at the University of Oklahoma.
Tsevat (internal medicine) is director of outcomes research in medicine
at the University of Cincinnati as well as director of health services for
the Veterans Healthcare System of Ohio. He is president of the Society for
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Kendrick Purks, 29M, of Vicksburg, Miss., on April 5, 2000, at the
age of 95. Purks served the Vicksburg community for more than half of
the last century. He died at the Vicksburg Medical Center. Purks moved
to Vicksburg in 1934 and practiced there until his retirement in 1980.
He was chief of medical service at the Vicksburg Clinic and Hospital and
chief of staff and president of the board of directors for the Vicksburg
Hospital. He was also an instructor of medicine at the University of Mississippi
Medical School for almost 30 years and served as medical officer for the
US Public Health Service in his community.
a founder of the Vicksburg Hospital Foundation, where he served as trustee
and then president from 1962 until 1999. Although the main objective of
the foundation is to improve medical care for local residents, the foundation
also established a scholarship fund for students attending Emorys
an avid supporter of the Junis Ward Johnson Memorial YMCA, and one of
the Ys centers was named in his honor.
He was preceded
in death by his wife, Mary Helen Kemper Purks, and a son, William Kendrick
He is survived
by another son, Robert K. Purks, Jr., 60C, and several nieces and nephews.
Purks brother was Dr. J. Harris Purks Jr., an Emory graduate and
former dean of the college of arts and sciences.
W. Anderson, 35M, of Pine Bluff, Ark., on Oct. 5, 2000, at age 91.
After medical school and interning at Marine Hospital in New Orleans in
1936, Anderson served in the US Public Health Service in Miami and then
joined the Army Medical Corps for two years. He continued his education
at the New York City Cancer Institute in 1938 and at Belleview Hospital
in New York from 1939 to 1941. He was called to duty in 1941, serving
in the Normandy invasion, and later became a radiology consultant for
the 15th Army Medical Center in England.
as a lieutenant colonel in 1946 and moved to Pine Bluff, where he practiced
radiology until his retirement in 1977. Anderson was a founding partner
at Pine Bluff Radiology Associates and a past director of the Southeast
Arkansas Tumor Clinic. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion Robson,
whom he married in 1938, and two sons. He is survived by his daughter,
Nancy Marion Hillman, three sisters, and several grandchildren.
Camp Sealy, 33C, 36M, of Greenville, N.C., died on Jan. 27, 2001.
Sealy was born in 1912 in Roberta, Ga., but was raised in Reynolds. After
his training at Emory and residency at Duke University, Sealy volunteered
for service in the US Army Medical Corps in Europe during WWII and left
with the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1946. He then returned to Duke
and further developed his skill in cardiac surgery. Sealy eventually became
known as the father of arrhythmia surgery for his pioneering work in surgical
treatment of Wolfe-Parkinson-White syndrome. He served as chief of thoracic
surgery at Duke until his retirement in 1982, when he was named an emeritus
professor. Sealys passion for medicine continued, and two years
later, he joined the faculty at Mercer School of Medicine as professor
of surgery and program director of the Mercer Medical Center of Central
Georgia general surgery residency program.
He is survived
by his wife of 35 years, Jacqueline Womble Sealy, two sons, a daughter,
two stepdaughters, and his brother, Hugh K. Sealy, 53M.
Bofinger Varner, 37M, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., formerly of Atlanta,
died at his home on Feb. 12, 2001, at the age of 86. He was a veteran of
WWII, serving as a Medical Officer in North Africa and Italy. He practiced
medicine at Crawford Long Hospital, where he was chief of staff for obstetrics
and gynecology and held memberships with the AMA and the American College
He is survived by two sons, two daughters, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Flowers, 39M, on Dec. 16, 2000. He is survived by two sons: Robert E.
Flowers, 72C, and McDavid Flowers, 67Ox, 69B, and his daughter, Cordelia
F. Boone, 74C.
Craig Robertson, 37C, 40M, of Gadsden, Ala., on Oct. 12, 1998. Robertson
attended his class reunion shortly before his death and was surprised at
how much the campus had grown.
W. Bowman, 41M, of St. Petersburg, Fla. died at the age of 85 on March
medical school, Bowman was president of his graduating class and a member
of the mens glee club. Music and medicine were his passions. He
was a talented pianist with a beautiful Irish tenor voice and often entertained
at family gatherings and parties.
his urology training at Grady Hospital. In 1945, after serving in Navy
during WWII, he opened a urology practice in St. Petersburg and worked
there until his retirement in 1984. Bowman was president of the Florida
Urological Association and a member of the American Urological Association,
the American and Florida Medical Associations, the Southeastern Surgical
Congress, and the Pinellas County Medical Society.
include his wife of 58 years, Louneal W. Bowman, two daughters, a son,
and two grandchildren.
R. Thompson, 38C, 42M, on Feb. 16, 2001, at the VA Nursing Home in
Augusta, Ga., where he had lived for six years. He was 84.
He is survived
by his wife, Geraldine C. Thompson, and their twins, as well as his former
wife, Buell S. McCutchen, their daughters, and several grandchildren.
Jordan Callaway, 45M, of Covington, Ga., died tragically in a fire on
Dec. 14, 2000. He was in good health and had fallen asleep on the sofa when
a lamp cord caught on fire. Callaway was a doctor of general surgery and
medicine. When Newton County Hospital was built in 1954, Callaway performed
the first surgical procedure therea hernia operation. In 1970, he
opened his own successful practice in Covington and continued to work there
until he left medicine to spend time traveling with his wife, Caroline Smith
Callaway. He is survived by his wife, four children, and two grandchildren.
S. Easley Jr., 45M, of LaGrange, Ga., on Jan. 1, 2001. Easley practiced
pediatrics in LaGrange from 1950 to 1992. In 1993, the pediatric unit at
West Georgia Medical Center was named in his honor.
Felder, 46M, of Atlanta, on April 27, 2001 after suffering a stroke.
Felder, 78, was a leader among physicians at Piedmont Hospital, where
he would often spend 12 hours a day caring for his internal medicine patients.
was one of the most enthusiastic doctors Ive ever known and was
an extremely hard worker, said Richard Hubbard, CEO of Piedmont,
where Felder served as chief of staff. Felder also was known for his generosity
and compassion. According to his son, Richard, his father couldnt
stand to see anyone struggle. He would jump in and help. He was always
making other people more comfortable.
He is survived
by his wife, Joann Felder, two sons, two daughters, four grandchildren,
a brother, and a sister.
H. Wellborn Jr., 44C, 46M, of Clearwater Beach, Fla., on Dec. 13, 2000.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Comer Wellborn, and three children.
C. Pat Patterson, 47M, of Smyrna, Ga., at age 79, of prostate
cancer, on April 15, 2001. Patterson was known as a talented surgeon in
private practice as well as a brilliant businessman who helped shape the
growth of Cobb County. He was a founding member of the Cobb General Hospital
had a variety of hobbies that included gardening, flying, playing piano,
restoring old sports car engines, and volunteering at the Calvary Childrens
Home in Cobb County. Survivors include his wife, Iwee Patterson, two sons,
a sister, and a brother.
E. Garner, 48M, of Birmingham, Ala., on Aug. 14, 2000. He is survived
by his wife, Celeste D. Garner.
B. Young III, 48M, of Wilson, N.C., on Sept. 17, 2000. For most of
his career, Young practiced internal medicine in his hometown of Wilson.
He was the only specialist in a group of six physicians. Young helped
recruit other specialists into his community, which led to the establishment
of a 32-physician multi-specialist clinic during Youngs 34 years
in pathology and served as a captain in the US Medical Army Corps, where
he was in charge of the base hospital in Fukuoka, Japan, from 1949 to
he also served as president of the County Medical Society, the County
Heart Association, and the Mental Health Association. He was a director
of the Board of Health of the Wilson Memorial Hospital, where he also
served as chief of staff and was president of Carolina Clinic.
forced him into retirement in 1988, but he was able to enjoy an active
retirement with family and friends.
Hooten, 49M, of Belleair, Fla., on Dec. 24, 2000. He is survived by
his wife, Anne J. Garner.
Richard Amerson, 52M, of Atlanta, on Dec. 21, 2001, of complications
from metastatic melanoma, at age 74. Dr. Amerson served on the Emory medical
faculty for 40 years before retiring in 1997.
his graduation from medical school, Amerson, an Augusta native, served
a five-year residency at Grady Hospital. After six months of private practice,
he was offered a job as assistant professor in surgery at Emory.
in surgery can attest, Amerson was a tireless patient advocate, a dedicated
teacher, and an outstanding role model for surgical residents and medical
students. He was the best surgeon I ever encountered, one of the
finest general surgeons in the country, said Dr. Paul Seavey of
Atlanta, who served on the Emory faculty with Amerson for more than 30
tenure with the department, Amerson helped unite the residency training
programs at Emory Hospital, Grady Hospital, the Atlanta VA Medical Center,
Egleston Childrens Hospital, and Crawford Long Hospital. His soft-spoken
manner and excellent surgical skills earned him the respect and affection
of his patients and fellow physicians.
was a surgeons surgeon, recalls Dr. Grant Carlson, a professor
of surgery who trained under Amerson. Surgeons who needed surgery
would go to him, including me.
survived by his wife, Peggy, four sons, one daughter, eight grandchildren,
and a sister.
T. Dodge, 53 M, of Shoreline, Wash., on Feb. 26, 1999. He is survived
by his wife, Zeta M. Dodge.
de Juan Sr., 53M, of Mobile, Ala., on Nov. 11, 2000. He enrolled at
Emory College at the age of 13 and graduated at 17. He received his medical
degree at 21 and became an ophthalmologist. He is survived by his wife,
Nancy de Juan Oppenheimer, and his son, Eugene de Juan Jr., 73C.
P. Watkins, 53M, of Richmond, Va., on May 6, 2001, at age 79. After
completing his internship at Medical College of Virginia, he served two
years in the US Army Medical Corps at Fort Knox, Ky. He completed his residency
in orthopedic surgery at the Medical College of Virginia. Afterwards, he
enjoyed a 32-year career with Virginia Orthopedics Associates, now West
End Orthopedic Society. He retired in 1992. Watkins had a lifelong interest
in American antiques and was a founding member of the Antique Collectors
Guild. He is survived by his wife, Susan, two sons, four grandchildren,
and his brother.
54M, died of a heart attack at his home in Atlanta at 71. Vitner was
an obstetrician-gynecologist who founded Georgias only birthing
center not based in a hospital. In the 1980s, many of Vitners patients
were asking to deliver their babies at home. To respond to the needs of
his patients, Vitner and his partners at North Atlanta OB-GYN built a
birthing center in a house located near his office to allow for quick
responses to emergencies.
400 babies were born at the center during its three years in operation,
but Vitner himself delivered thousands more during his career.
to become an ob-gyn after spending 12 years in the Army and serving in
the Korean War.
wanted to bring life into the world, not see it destroyed any more,
says his wife, Joan.
to his wife, he is survived by four sons, a stepson, two daughters, a
stepdaughter, a sister, and 10 grandchildren.
L. Godbold, 59M, of Winter Garden, Fla., on Dec. 15, 2000. He is survived
by his wife, Lois Carroll Godbold.
W. Chidsey Jr., 63M, of Sarasota, Fla., on Jan. 4, 2001 at age 64. Chidsey
was a general and vascular surgeon who completed his residency at Grady
and Emory hospitals. He was stationed in Hawaii as a physician and lieutenant
in the Navy from 1965 to 1967. He served as chief of surgery and chief of
staff of Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He also served two terms as chief of
staff at Doctors Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Susan, a daughter,
two sons, a stepson, and two grandchildren.
Alan Batson, 85M, of Houston, on April 7, 2001. Batson was born in Greenville,
S.C., in 1960. After medical school, he served his internship and residency
at Baylor, where he later served on the faculty. At the time of his death,
he was affiliated with Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston and Memorial
Hospital in the Woodlands. Batson was a valued member of many anesthesia
committees and societies. He received the Bent Needle Award
for Excellence in OB Anesthesia, the Fondren Brown Award for Excellence
in Cardiovascular Anesthesia, and the Golden Apple Award for excellence
in clinical instruction from Baylor. Batson was also an active member of
St. Pauls United Methodist Church of Houston.
Training and Fellowship Alumni
E. Dennard (otolaryngology) of Valdosta, Ga., on Dec. 26, 2000, of
pancreatic cancer. Dennard was born in Atlanta in 1941. He completed his
residency in otolaryngology at Emory after serving as an Air Force major
during the Vietnam War. Dennard was in private practice in Valdosta for
many years and eventually became chief of staff at South Georgia Medical
Center. At the time of his death, he was senior partner in ENT and Allergy
Associates of South Georgia.
in the vestry and as an usher at Christ Episcopal Church and was active
in Rotary International. He enjoyed exploring the world with his family
and accompanied them to destinations such as Europe, Australia, Alaska,
and the Bahamas.
was a wonderful man who helped thousands of people through his medical
practice. He died too soon, wrote his wife, Julia. He is also survived
by three children and two stepchildren.
John Terrell Logue (internal medicine) of Columbia, SC, on July 5, 2000. Logue was born Jan. 2, 1924, in Jacksonville, Fla. He graduated from Duke Medical School. He married Alberta Berti Barnstorff in 1951 and then moved to Columbia in 1956. He practiced as an internist in Columbia for many years and was on the staff of the University Medical Center. He also served as medical director of Shelter Insurance Co. Logue served in the armed forces as a paratrooper in WWII and as a physician in the Korean War. For many years he was a newspaper columnist on medical subjects.
include his wife, daughter, son, sister, granddaughter, and brother, R.
Bruce Logue, 34C, 37M. He was preceded in death by another sister.
Sidney Maughon (thoracic surgery) of Atlanta, on Aug. 1, 2000. He is
survived by his wife, Frances G. Maughon.
Schimert (surgery) of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, and Boothbay
Harbor, Maine, on Dec. 7, 2000. Schimert was a pioneer in cardiac surgery
and was instrumental in development of the open-heart surgery program
at Buffalo General Hospital in the 1960s.
Born in Switzerland,
he grew up in Hungary and received his medical training in Hungary and
Germany before coming to America after WWII. During this time, he read
about the first successful intracardiac surgical procedure and decided
to become a heart surgeon.
led him to intern at Tampa (Florida) Municipal Hospital and then to Emory,
where he was a member of the house staff from 1951 to 1952.
career, he served as a resident in thoracic surgery at University of Maryland
Hospital and Baltimore History Hospital. In Baltimore, he designed an
He then moved
on to University of Minnesota Hospital, where he trained in cardiac surgery
with renowned surgeons Norman Shumway and Christian Barnard under C. Walton
Lillehei, developing hypothermia techniques and an early version of the
he performed the first open-heart surgical procedure in Asia after he
was sent to Seoul National University in South Korea by the University
of Minnesota to establish a thoracic surgery program.
Richard Amerson. See Amerson, 52M, under Deaths/1950s.
Mason Huguley Jr., professor emeritus and former director of hematology
and oncology at Emory, died of a stroke on Sept. 6, 2001, at the age of
one of 17 founding partners of The Emory Clinic, spent more than 40 years
at Emory, retiring in 1988.
was one of only 15 members of the Department of Medicine when I became
chair, says Dr. J. Willis Hurst, a fellow founding member of the
clinic who chaired medicine for almost three decades. His broad
shoulders and keen intellect were of enormous value to the fledgling department,
and he lent stability and continuity. He was also a superb teacher.
of Macon, Huguley had a passion for history and reading as well as sailing
with his wife, Helen. The couple raced a 17-foot dinghy competitively
for many years.
his career to cancer care and education at a time when oncology was still
developing as a specialty. He himself faced a diagnosis of prostate cancer
in 1985 and shared his feelings about his own disease with readers of
the Atlanta Journal-Constitution soon after his diagnosis.
most humane thing you can do for a cancer patient is cure them
he wrote. We must conquer the fear, adopt a positive attitude toward
what can be done for cancer, and get on with the business of doing it....
For my own part, I cant say that the aftermath of three operations
brought no discomfort or that all of my parts function as well as they
used to or that I am not worried about the future. But I am alive, vigorous,
working, and trying to help people with cancer, enjoying a day at a time,
in this wonderful world of ours.
to his wife, he is survived by his son, Charles III, 74C, and a granddaughter.
Jones Sr., 34C, 37L, died July 18, 2001, after a fall at his Atlanta
residence. He was 88.
emeritus of the Robert W. Woodruff and the Emily and Ernest Woodruff foundations,
helped make Emory what it is today. He was president of the Woodruff family
of foundations from 1964 to 1988, when they gave Emory $105 million, then
the largest gift ever made to an educational institution.
Woodruffs last charitable act before he died in 1985 was to donate
$3 million of his personal funds to Emory to build an administrative building
to be named for Boisfeuillet Jones.
Bill Chace says Jones was an extraordinary participant in life at Emory.
His seven decades of association with Emoryas an exemplary
student, innovative administrator, and wise trusteehave made Emory
a far better place.
to 1960, Jones served as an assistant professor of political science,
dean of administration, and vice president of health services at Emory.
He played a pivotal role in development of The Emory Clinic, which was
underwritten by Mr. Woodruff.
the university, he also headed the Joseph B. Whitehead, Lettie Pate Whitehead,
and Lettie Pate Evans foundations, as well as the Woodruff foundations.
Woodruff used to say it was easier to make money than to give it away,
he once said. Id tell him, I wouldnt know. I never
his body to Emorys medical school. He is survived by his wife, Anne;
a son, Boisfeuillet Jones Jr. of Washington; a daughter, Emory trustee
Laura Jones Hardman of Atlanta; and five grandchildren.
Papageorge, the School of Medicines first full-time female faculty
member and first dean of students of either gender, died Sept. 15, 2001,
at age 94.
who had a PhD in biochemistry, had a career at Emory spanning almost half
a century. She came to Emory as a masters student in 1928 on a $500
fellowship that paid for tuition and carfare. (She was desperate for a
job, the second of seven children, anxious to help her recently widowed
mother with five young ones at home. Im going to work so hard,
she told her mother, they wont be able to do without me.)
to 1956, she taught biochemistry to medical, dental, nursing, and graduate
students, and in 1937 she developed Emorys first course in clinical
chemistry for medical technologists. In 1956, Arthur Richardson, the new
medical dean, asked her to join his staff because he wanted someone, in
her words, whose main focus was medical students, someone responsible
for admissions, scholarships, and all the administrative aspects of educating
those young people. In her 19 years as dean of students, a job she
essentially defined for posterity, she combined high expectations (mediocrity
was not a word in her vocabulary) with a good measure of compassion for
medical students. (There are times when their discouragement may
be great, and they need sympathetic counsel, she said. When one
student was sent to her for falling asleep in class, she learned he was
working weekends to support a wife and new baby, got him scholarship funds,
and made him give up that weekend job. (After that, he did well,
she said.) It is fitting that each year, numerous scholarships in her
name are awarded to medical students based on need.
She was much
loved by her students and alumni alike. Emory alumni gave her their Award
of Honor in 1971, several medical classes made her an honorary class member,
and in 1993 alumni gave out the first Evangeline Papageorge Teaching Award,
a monetary award given each year to the faculty member deemed best teacher
in the medical school. (A tribute written by one of her former students
appears on page 24.)
officially retired in 1975 but continued to serve on the alumni board
and was a regent emerita at the time of her death.
said that Emorys greatest gift to her was the chance to work there.
During my years at Emory, I felt secure, and I must say I was happy.
to the Papageorge scholarship fund or teaching award can be sent to Emory
School of Medicine, 1440 Clifton Road, Suite 116, Atlanta, GA 30322, c/o
Waldo Powell, on March 1, 2001. For 38 years, he was a renowned breast
cancer surgeon at Emory University Hospital.
Born in Doerun,
Ga., in 1922, he was a graduate of Duke School of Medicine and served
as a physician in the US Navy for three years. After six years of surgical
residency at Grady Hospital, he joined the Robert Winship Clinic at Emory
He was a
prolific researcher, collaborating on more than 50 scholarly articles
and book chapters. He taught Emory medical students from 1954 to 1992,
when he retired.
a loving father, devoted husband, respected physician, and an avid gardener
and fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Juanita, and four children.
G. Sybers, professor of radiology, died on Feb. 19, 2001, of Hodgkins
lymphoma, at Emory University Hospital. A memorial service in his honor
was held at Grady Memorial Hospitals Goddard Chapel on March 2,
2001. He was 72.
his entire academic career of 36 years at Emory on the Grady campus and,
according to Radiology Chair William Casarella, established himself as
a teacher of medical students and residents without equal. He was named
Teacher of the Year so often that his name was retired from consideration
until 1999 when the residents again honored him with that title.
wrote in a letter to colleagues, Dr. Sybers was a compassionate,
caring man who was dedicated to his patients, students, hospital, and
university. He was a master radiologist whose knowledge was eagerly sought
after by house staff and attending physicians. Bob had a marvelous sense
of humor, and he made learning a pleasant and easy experience.
He is survived
by two daughters who have followed in their fathers footsteps by
becoming radiologists. Erica Sybers, 94M, is on the faculty at
Emory in radiology, and Greta Sybers, 00M, is a resident at Emory.
Sybers is also survived by his son, Robert, who lives in Atlanta.
of Sybers teaching abilities and contributions, the Department of
Radiology has established the Robert G. Sybers Education Fund. Proceeds
of the fund will be used to enhance the residency program at Grady Hospital.
Tax-deductible contributions may be made to the fund by contacting Emory
at 1440 Clifton Road, Suite 116, Atlanta, GA 30322, c/o Jason Chandler.
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