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Curtis D. Benton Jr., 42C, 45M, recently retired after more than 50 years as an ophthalmologist. He resides in Knoxville, Tenn.

Abraham J. Kravtin, 44C, 46M, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics in November 2002.

Jerome D. Berman, 45C, 48M, received the Medical Association of Atlanta's 2002 Carl Aven Cup Award, the society's most prestigious honor recognizing outstanding community service that reflects credit on local physicians.



Harold Schulman, 55M, has written a new book, Tipping the Scales: Getting Answers on Weight Management (

James Shinaberger, 56M, was honored by the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California at their 22nd annual Gift of Life Tribute Celebration in 2001. (He directed Emory's kidney center in 1966.) In 1989, he retired from UCLA School of Medicine and as chief of the dialysis unit at Wadsworth Veterans Affairs Medical Center.



Douglas D. Glover, 61M, was included in Who's Who in America, 2001. Glover is professor of gynecology and obstetrics at West Virginia University.

Cecil B. Wilson, 57C, 61M, has been elected to the board of trustees of the AMA.

Faith Munford Price, 62M, recently retired after 39 years as a practicing psychiatrist at Baylor University. With her husband, Everett Price, she is now enjoying a mountain-top retirement home in Guffey, Colo.

H. Jack Baskin, 68M, recently was appointed master of the American College of Endocrinology (ACE), awarded to individuals who have demonstrated an exceptional level of leadership and made significant contributions to the field. He serves as president of the board of trustees of ACE. Baskin has a private practice in Orlando and is director of the Florida Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic.

Faith Price, 62M, and Everett Price


Craig M. Nielson, 70M, is medical director of an AIDS clinic in southwest Georgia. In 2000, he represented the Second Congressional District to the State Board of Education. He also has served on the executive committee of the board of visitors for the University of North Carolina's business school and as president of the Albany Emory Club.

Don Sokolik, 71M, was elected president of the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists. Sokolik resides in Weston, where he is an anesthesiologist at Sheridan Healthcorp.

Richard P. Holm, 75M, was named president of the South Dakota State Medical Association in 2001. Holm is on staff at the Brookings Medical Clinic in the department of internal medicine and geriatrics.

Ruth-Marie E. Fincher, 76M, an Augusta internist, has been elected governor of the Georgia chapter of the American College of Physicians. Her responsibilities include planning scientific meetings and credentialing new members, and she also represents Georgia members by serving on the national board of governors.

Simon Braun, 77M, is an interventional radiologist at Carolina Vascular, a new vascular care facility in Asheville, N.C.

Larry A. Sargent, 77M, founder and director of the Tennessee Craniofacial Center, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.

Robert Campbell, 78M, is chief medical officer and cardiac service line director for the Sibley Heart Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, recently ranked in the top five pediatric cardiac programs in the nation by Child Magazine. Campbell has been named president-elect of the Greater Atlanta Pediatric Society.

David G. McGowan, 74C, 78M, special assistant for protection of human subjects for the US Navy, was awarded the Ashton Graybiel Award in 2001, recognizing his original research in gravity-induced almost-loss-of-consciousness syndrome (A-LOC)––the first to document A-LOC as a current operational problem in both the Navy and Air Force.

Peter Gordon, 79M, served as president of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology from 2000 to 2002.

Richard W. King Jr., 75C, 79M, was named a diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine in the newest subspecialty of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He serves as medical director of HYOx Medical Treatment Center and operates the only multiplace hyperbaric chamber in Atlanta and the largest facility of its kind in Georgia.


Richard Holm, 75M


Robert Campbell, 78M


Byron Edward Dunaway, 80M, was elected president of the medical staff at Iredell County Medical Society in Georgia. Dunaway is an orthopedic surgeon in Statesville, where he enjoys spending time with his two daughters, fishing, and camping.

Janet D. Cragan, 81M, was nominated for the Eckerd College Alumni Association Award in 2001, recognizing outstanding alumni whose accomplish-ments demonstrate a clear commitment to serving a larger community.

Ramon O. Parrish Jr., 77C, 81M, has been named as chief of service for the Emory Family Medicine Division at Emory/Dunwoody Medical Center. He is responsible for in-patient teaching, patient care, quality improvement, and performance management.

Miguel A. Faria Jr., 82M, has completed a book, Cuba in Revolution––Escape from a Lost Paradise (Hacienda, April 2002). In August 2002, he published an article about socialized medicine in Cuba at

Reid B. Blackwelder, 84M, received the 2002 Outstanding Preceptor of the Year Award from East Tennessee State University (ETSU) College of Medicine. He is residency program director for ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport and is well known for his work in integrating traditional healing systems in Western allopathic training.

Mark S. Litwin, 85M, associate professor in the departments of urology and health services in the schools of medicine and public health at UCLA, is documenting the impact of urologic diseases on the American public. Supported by a 5-year, $6.9 million grant from the NIH, the study seeks to influence insurance coverage, access to care, the allocation of research dollars, and the availability of treatments and services for urologic cancers.

Born: To Edson G. Brock, 83C, 87M, and Shannon Brock, a daughter, Anna Elizabeth, on March 4, 2002. Brock works at Angel Medical Center in Franklin, N.C.

Born: To Mark Lewis Wulkan, 85C, 89M, and Kristi Wulkan, a son, Benjamin Isaac, on Oct. 10, 2001.



Born: To Mark Allen Kassels, 90M, and Allison Bennett Kassels, 91M, a third child, Michael Andrew, on July 5, 2001. The family resides in Sheffield, Ala., where Mark has a solo ophthalmology practice, and Allison is a pediatrician.

David Edward Parkus, 90M, was at Los Angeles International Airport in July 2002, when a gunman brandished a gun at an El Al Airlines ticket counter and shot several people. A trauma surgeon in Beaumont, Texas, and a California native, Parkus jumped into action to help the victims, but without medical equipment he was limited to performing CPR and comforting patients until more help arrived. Parkus, who did his clinical training at Grady, is a weightlifter, runner, and snow skier.

Married: James Tunc Someren, 90M, assistant professor of medicine at Emory, to Sharon Graves on Oct. 27, 2001.

Peter Jay Abramson, 91M, has joined the practice at Premier Image and Cosmetic & Laser Surgery in Atlanta. His specialty is facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and he has board certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Recon-structive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

Jonas Goldstein, 91M, is a neurointerventional radiologist at Carolina Vascular, a new vascular care facility in Asheville, N.C.

Married: Anne Lucile Mardis, 91M, of Morgantown, W.V., and Patrick O'Keefe, in September 2000.

Born: To Andrew J. Patterson, 91M, and Jenny Patterson, a daughter, Julia Ann, on Sept. 24, 2001.

Thomas Roland Terrell, 91M, assistant professor of family, preventive, and sports medicine at the University of South Carolina, was among the authors selected by the NCAA to write a national proposal for redevelopment and upgrading of the Injury Surveillance System, which records injury patterns for NCAA athletes. In 1999, Terrell served as a volunteer sports medicine physician at the US Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y., and later provided team physician coverage at the Olympic test event in Salt Lake City. He also provided medical coverage during the figure skating and short-track speed-skating competition.

Born: To Bruce Harris Kraut, 92M, and Lisa Kraut, a son, Alexander Ian, on Dec. 11, 2001. Kraut practices pediatrics full-time and teaches as an adjunct professor of classics at the University of Florida.

Born: To Lora Gunn, 93M, and Alan C. Jarvis, a son, Adan Keir, on June 19, 2002. She continues to work part-time in her private practice.

Scott Douglas Isaacs, 93M, an internist and endocrinologist, is medical director for Intelligent Health Center, a health and wellness center in Atlanta. He has been elected a fellow of the American College of Physicians' American Society of Internal Medicine. He recently completed a book, Hormonal Balance: Understanding Hormones, Weight, and Your Metabolism (Bull Publishing, 2002), which explains the role of hormones in diet.

Peter G. Mangone, 93M, is a foot and ankle surgeon at Blue Ridge Bone & Joint in Asheville, N.C.

Virginia Ann Ward, 93M, is in private practice in plastic and reconstructive surgery in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Robert Klinghoffer Wenger, 93M, has been named co-director of the Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Fla. The program emphasizes blood conservation techniques to provide care to those with religious objections to blood transfusion as well as to all patients who wish to avoid transfusion for other reasons.

Born: To Laureen Laughnan Benafield, 90C, 94M, and R. Bryan Benafield, a son, Robert Bryan, on April 26, 2002.

Born: To Leemore McNamara Burke, 94M, and Alan J.C. Burke, a son, Alaister Daniel Castleton, on Feb. 18, 2002. They also have a daughter, Madeleine Emily Napier, born in 1998.

During his internal medicine residency at Emory, Andrew B. Chung, 94M, began a website that offers medical advice over the Internet. Today, he continues to answer cyber medical inquiries, now numbering in the thousands at He has completed a cardiology fellowship and is launching a private practice.

Born: To Eric Joseph Crall, 94M, and Kara Joyce Crall, their third child, Emma Joyce, on Feb. 6, 2002.

Melisa Kay Estes, 90C, 94M, is the first physiatrist and female physician with the 14-member Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute. Her practice specializes in musculoskeletal care, nonoperative spine care, and spasticity management.

Kevin Dougal McBryde, 94M, and Kathleen Crowley McBryde, announce the adoption of a son, Anthony Robert, born March 21, 2001. Kevin McBryde received an Individual National Research Service Award from the NIH for his research on the detection of podocyturia using RT-QPCR technology. He finished his fellowship in pediatric nephrology at the University of Michigan in 2002 and joined the division of pediatric nephrology at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Born: To Susan Ellen McWhirter, 94M, and William Roy McWhirter Jr., 95M, of Columbus, Ga., a daughter, Sophia Catherine Caleysis, on July 16, 2001.

Married: Craig Alan Richman, 94M, and Kelly Holtzman, 93B, on June 30, 2002.

Born: To Jamehl Demons Shegog, 94M, and Don Shegog, a son, Daniel Thomas, on Oct. 20, 2001.

Vinod Thourani, 94M, is working on a cardiothoracic fellowship at Emory, which he plans to complete in 2005.

Born: To Thomas Arthur Upshaw, 94M, and Jana K. E. Upshaw, 95M, of Charleston, S.C., a daughter, Helena Grace, on April 15, 2000.

Born: To Mark Wyers, 94M, and his wife, Beth, a daughter, Kaleigh, on March 17, 2001. Wyers has completed general surgery residency training in Boston and begun a fellowship in vascular surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Married: Shamiram Ruth Feinglass, 95M, and Gregory Jeffries on April 28, 2001.

Married: Jayde Eric Kurland, 95M, and Emily Levenson, on Aug. 26, 2001.

Born: To Nicole Marie Luecke, 95M, and her husband, Chris Selley, a second child, Alexander Christopher, on June 3, 2001. The family resides in Annapolis, Md., where Luecke is in private practice as a gynecologist and obstetrician.

Born: To Linda Jaehne Winders, 91C, 95M, and Kevin Winders, a daughter, Elizabeth Anne, on May 17, 2001.

All in the family: Sondralyn McCard Fackler, 96M, who completed residencies in psychiatry at Emory and Case Western, has affiliated her private practice with that of her father, Ray McCard, 56C, in Macon. Sondralyn's husband, Keith Fackler, who completed a residency in internal medicine at Emory, also is in private practice at the Central Georgia Center for Digestive Health. He is the grandson of William Fackler, 44M.

Shahzad Ihsan Mian, 91C, 96M, has joined the cornea and external disease and cataract and refractive surgery service at the University of Michigan's Kellogg Eye Center, where he specializes in the medical and surgical management of corneal disorders and refractive surgery. In addition to his clinical work, he holds a faculty position in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Michigan Health System.

Born: To Brent Robert Moody, 96M, and Shelby Miller Moody, their second daughter, Julia Catherine, on Feb. 23, 2002.

Erin Rubin Ochoa, 90C, 96M, is engaged in gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology and hepatic research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.

Born: To Eric L. Bayer, 97M, a son, Brian Seymour, on Feb. 6, 2001. Bayer is a pediatrician in private practice in Canandaigua, N.Y.

Randolph B. Capone Jr., 97M, completed a residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins and is currently a fellow in facial plastic surgery at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif.

Born: To Laura Miller Dovan, 93C, 97M, and Thomas T. Dovan, 97M, a daughter, Katherine Rose, on May 11, 2002. Thomas completed his five-year orthopedic residency at Vanderbilt in 2002 and began a one-year hand fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis in August of that year.

Married: Eugenia V. Jacobs, 97M, and Joseph Turner Hathorn Jr. on Oct. 5, 2002.

Married: Marcia Leonor Parra, 97M, and Walter D. Kucaba, of Spartanburg, S.C., on Jan. 20, 2001. The couple resides in Beaufort.

Married: Sofia Sadia, 97M, and Nathan Cooperman on July 7, 2002. She is a neuroradiology fellow at Cornell Medical Center.

Born: To George Frank Dobo, 94C, 98M, and Michelle Moye Dobo, 93C, a daughter, Allison Elizabeth, on Dec. 17, 2001. Dobo is a dermatologist in Marietta, Ga.

Born: To Christopher Lawrence Haupert, 98M, and Wendy Haupert, a daughter, Melanie Louise, on April 6, 2002.

Born: To Joshua Jakum, 98M, and Erin Brand Jakum, 97P, a son Ethan William, on November 16, 2000. Jakum is in a private pediatrics practice in Goldsboro, N.C., along with Carey Ziemer, 83M.

Married: Zanice Muckler, 98M, and David Hays, 94C, 98M, on July 13, 2001. Both are practicing in Portland, Ore., after finishing residencies––Zanice in internal medicine at University of Calfornia–San Francisco and David as chief resident in family medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University.

Born: To Keith Tyler Rott, 88C, 98M, and Kimberly Morris Rott, a son, Matthew Keith, on April 17, 2002.

Born: To Alexis Cherie Weil, 98M, and husband, Bradley L. Laesch, a daughter, Lily, on Jan. 8, 2001. The family resides in Seattle, where Weil is completing an internal medicine fellowship.

David B. Montgomery, 99M, worked as "Doctor of the Day" for Georgia's legislature and governor during the 2002 session.

Ajay Pancholy, 95C, 99M, is a diagnostic radiology resident at Medical College of Georgia.

Married: Sapna Parikh, 95C, 99M, and Sunil Kripalani on Nov. 24, 2001.

Marisa Ani Rogers, 99M, 98P, married Eston Griffin III on May 19, 2001, near Philadelphia.

Born: To Cindy Buckner Starke, 98G, 99M, and Stephen Wyatt Starke, a daughter, Jessica Marie, on May 21, 2002.

James Russell Strader Jr., 99M, is pursuing a cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas in San Antonio.

Married: Jennifer Swaringen, 99M, of Ann Arbor, Mich., married Bryan Smith in Atlanta on May 19, 2001. She is currently an orthopedic surgery resident at the University of Michigan.
















































Andrew Chung, 94M













Helena Grace, daughter of Thomas and Jana Upshaw, 94M and 95M


Shamiram Feinglass, 95M, and Gregory Jeffries


Married: Malcolm MacDougall Traxler Jr., 00M, and Susan Grant Traxler, 01M, on November 10, 2001.

Married: F. Matthew Kuhlmann, 98C, 02M, and Anne K. Sebert, on December 15, 2001.


Residency Training and Fellowship Alumni

John David Blizzard (surgery) was named head of the mechanical assist program and artificial circulation at Oregon Health Sciences University, where he is associate professor of cardiothoracic surgery.

David Cohen (dermatology) is a partner in private practice in Macon, Ga. He and wife Beth have three boys, Joshua, Jonathan, and Daniel, ages 10, 8, and 2.

Robert N. Cross Jr. (diagnostic radiology) was named president of the Radiology Atlanta Group in 2001. He is a member of the board of trustees for Wellstar Health System and immediate past president of the Cobb County Medical Society.

Gary A. Glasser (GYN/OB) and Adele Siegel Glasser, announce the birth of a daughter, Bootsie Rose, on Dec. 4, 2002.

Mark R. Hedrick (orthopaedics) is part of the orthopaedic team at Blue Ridge Bone & Joint in Asheville.

Mary Hughes (neurology) was recently awarded a grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to determine the role of a specific gene, ApoE4, in the prognosis of African-Americans with MS. She is assistant professor of neurology at the Medical College of Georgia and co-director of its MS center.

Amy J. Holland (psychiatry) and Dana Martin announce the birth of a son, Zachary Tyler Holland Martin, on Aug. 12, 2002.

Terry Kim (ophthalmology) has received an NIH/NEI RO1 grant for "New biomaterials for sutureless ophthalmic surgeries." He also has joined the editorial board for the journal, Cornea.

Darren Wethers (medicine) has a private internal medicine practice in St. Louis. In addition to general medicine, his practice focuses on HIV-infected people, and many of his patients are African-American. He also is medical director of the infectious disease clinic at St. Louis Connect Care, which has a large population of AIDS patients.


School of Medicine Alumni


George L. Walker Jr., 23C, 28M, of Atlanta, on Feb. 19, 2002, at age 100. Walker was a member of the house staff in the Department of Medicine at Emory affiliated hospitals from 1926–28, and he practiced internal medicine in Griffin, Ga., from 1934–74. An avid golfer, he lived alone until age 98. He was the brother of Exum Walker, 30M.

Philip H. Livingston, 26C, 29M, of Chattanooga, Tenn., on Jan. 2, 2002, at age 96. He is survived by his son, Richard.


Exum B. Walker, 30M, of Atlanta, on Feb. 20, 2001, at age 93. He was a retired neurosurgeon, who practiced at Crawford Long and Northside hospitals in Atlanta. He also served as clinical professor of neurosurgery at Emory and was professor emeritus at Cornell, Yale, Columbia, and McGill universities.
    Walker was the first Georgia physician to discover the link between vertebrate disks and neck and back pain. He performed the first myelogram, discogram, and disc surgery in Georgia, and pioneered many important advances in the diagnosis and treatment of neck and back pain.
    During WWII, Walker was chief of neurosurgery over the Pacific Theater. He is survived by his wife, Nelle, a daughter, and a brother.

L. Render Braswell, 32M, of Atlanta, on May 21, 2001, at age 93. A native of Adrian, Ga., Braswell became interested in medicine working in his stepfather's pharmacy in Covington, and he earned a pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia in 1925.
    During WWII, he was stationed at Iwo Jima and in Guam, where he started a program to equip floating landing craft with doctors and medical supplies. His goal was to tend soldiers who often ditched planes before reaching base because of lack of fuel. A military surgeon for 30 years before retiring in 1962, he received the Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, among others.
After the war, Braswell worked as medical director of General Motors and for the Social Security Administration as an appeals doctor.
    He is survived by his wife, Lillian Cox de la Fuente, two sons, a daughter, a stepdaughter, a half-brother, seven grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren.

Marion William Hester, 35M, of Lakeland, Fla., on May 17, 2002. He died of pneumonia at age 90.
    After completing a residency in ophthalmology at Emory, he served as a major in the US Army during WWII, earning two bronze stars.
    He relocated to Lakeland after service, where he became the first board-certified ophthalmologist in Polk County and was chief of staff at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He retired from practice in 1990, after 42 years.
    Hester was past president of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, Polk County Medical Association, and the Kiwanis Club of Lakeland. He was active in the First United Methodist Church.
    An avid golfer and fisherman and a University of Florida football fan, Hester also enjoyed traveling with his wife of 59 years, Maud. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, a daughter, three grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.

Clarence Scheinbaum, 34C, 36M, of Atlanta, on October 21, 2001, at age 91. He was a family practitioner for more than 50 years. Scheinbaum is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen, a daughter, a son, and three grandsons.

Hugh A. Carithers, 37M, of Jacksonville, Fla., on Aug. 15, 2001, at age 88. He was a retired pediatrician and is survived by his wife, Cornelia, one son, and two daughters.

James A. Green Jr., 37M, of Athens, Ga., on Dec. 25, 2000, at age 90. Green was retired from Athens General Regional and St. Mary's hospitals, where he practiced surgery for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, Helen, two sons, and one daughter.

John W. Allgood Jr., 35C, 38M, of Greensboro, N.C., on Oct. 27, 2001.

Henry Bradford Morris, 38M, a native of Maysville, Ga., died on July 12, 2002, in Birmingham, Ala., at the age of 92.
    After receiving his MD, he entered a residency in surgery at Hillman Hospital in Birmingham, where he was chief resident in 1941––the year he married and was inducted into the US Army.
    During his tour of duty, he was assigned to the 106th General Hospital in Bournemouth, England, where he treated soldiers wounded in the Normandy invasion. He also developed a faster and more efficient procedure for performing colonoscopies, which became the Army's first prescribed surgical procedure. He volunteered for duty as a combat surgeon for the Third Army under General Patton.
    Morris practiced medicine in Birmingham from 1945 until 2000, when for health reasons, he retired at age 91. He dedicated his life to his profession, according to his daughter, Susan Morris Cameron, 65C. "Choosing to be a generalist, rather than a specialist, he treated the total patient," she says. He also treated their families, which enabled him to pursue an interest in genetics.
    Morris was a clinical professor at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He held professional memberships in the Birmingham Surgical Society, Jefferson County Medical Society, Medical Association of Alabama, AMA, and others. He was a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. The AMA awarded him a Certificate of Merit for 50 years of practicing medicine.
    Throughout his life, he stayed in touch with cutting-edge ideas and research in genetics, chemistry, and physics. He also was interested in history and personal fitness, and he exercised daily until shortly before his death.
    Morris is survived by his wife of 61 years, Evelyn, and by three children––Susan, Brenda Dixon, 66C, and Henry, 68C, five grandchildren, a sister, and two brothers.

Claude T. Prevost, 39M, of Anderson, S.C., on Sept. 20, 2001. A retired internist, he is survived by his wife, Kathryn.





















































Henry Bradford Morris, 38M


J. Harry Duncan, 38C, 41M, of Savannah, Ga., on April 10, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Mary.

Jesse Lee Walker, 34C, 41M, of La Follette, Tenn., on Nov. 3, 2002. An Emory Medal recipient, Walker served in the US Army Medical Corps as a battalion surgeon and Captain from 1942–52, after completing his medical degree. From 1952–70, he continued to serve in the US Air Force Reserve.
    He practiced medicine for 50 years before retiring in 1991, at which time he accepted a position with Locum Teneus. During his career, he received many awards, including the Leroy B. Stansell Memorial Award in 1980 for outstanding service to the people of east Tennessee, the Outstanding Service Award for Leadership in Health Policy from the Tennessee Association of Primary Health Care Centers in 1982, and the National Rural Practitioner of the Year Award in 1985 from the National Rural Health Association in Kansas City, Mo.
    He is survived by his wife, three children, and a brother.

Russell V. Douglas, 39C, 42M, of Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 28, 2002. He was a member of the surgical house staff at Emory Affiliated hospitals from 1941–46. He is survived by his wife, Frances, one son, and one daughter.

Dean W. Geheber, 41C, 43M, of Baton Rouge, La., on Dec. 31, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, 45N, and a daughter, Carol Allen, 70C.

W. Upton Clary, 42C, 44M, of Savannah, Ga., on May 25, 2001. Before retirement, he was the senior member of one of the largest neurosurgical and neurological teams in the South. He received the Southern Neurosurgical Society's Distinguished Practitioner Award in 1989. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, and two children.

Count Dillon Gibson Jr., 42C, 44M, of West Hartford, Conn., on July 23, 2002, of a stroke. He was 81.
    He completed an internship and residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City between 1944–51. From 1946–47, he served in the US Army in Vienna, Austria. In 1950, he married, and the following year, he joined the faculty of the Medical College of Virginia.
    In 1958, he moved to Tufts University in Boston to chair the department of preventive medicine. He served as director of the pioneering Columbia-Point Health Center in Boston from 1965–69. In 1969, he was recruited by Stanford University to chair the Department of Family, Community, and Preventive Medicine, a position he held until retirement in 1988.
After 30 years in California, he and his wife relocated to West Hartford, where they were active in the Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church.
    He is survived by three children.

Barton Allan McCrum, 44M, of Gainesville, Ga., on Oct. 6, 2001, of colon cancer, at age 82. In 1949, he became Gainesville's first OB-GYN. At the time, Gainesville's two private hospitals would not allow him to perform surgery, so he operated in loaned space and treated his surgical patients in Buford until the public hospital opened in Gainesville in 1951.
    McCrum's practice allowed women an option for local care. During his career, he delivered more than 7,000 babies. He was president of the state of Georgia OB-GYN Society in 1974–1975.
    He is survived by his wife, Ada, three daughters, one son, seven grandchildren, a brother, and a sister.

James Addison Winslow Jr., 42C, 44M, of Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 19, 2002. Born in Cuthbert, Ga., he practiced as a cardiologist in Tampa for 45 years. He is survived by his wife, Anne, and two daughters, Lu Anne Schwarz, 75G, and Jan Smith.

Malcolm Dexter Clayton Jr., 45M, of Valrico, Fla., on July 11, 2001, at age 79. He practiced internal medicine in Florida along with his son, M.D. Clayton III, until retirement in 1995. His father, M.D. Clayton Sr., was an Emory graduate, as were his survivors: a wife, Dorothy, and two sons.

Augustus Cullen Richardson, 43C, 45M, of Atlanta, on Oct. 24, 2001, at age 78. A practicing OB-GYN in Atlanta for 50 years and a national leader in gynecologic surgery, he was a clinical professor emeritus at Emory at the time of his death.
    His study of anatomy led him to develop innovative gynecologic surgical techniques that have largely replaced less effective procedures for pelvic floor repair. He wrote more then 25 journal articles and several book chapters.
    Richardson was active in numerous medical organizations, and he served as president of the Atlanta and Southeastern Obstetrical and Gynecological societies, among others. In 1994, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
    In addition to his life's work in medicine, he helped establish the Georgia Disabled Doctors Program, which received national recognition for treating physicians with chemical dependence and emotional disorders. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church.
    He is survived by his wife, Lucy, three sons, five grandchildren, and a sister.

John E. Taylor Jr., 43C, 45M, of Atlanta, on Nov. 12, 2002, of a stroke. A Navy veteran who served from 1945–1946, he began his pediatrics practice in Decatur, Ga., in 1951, and he practiced for more than 50 years with Decatur Pediatric Group. In the early years of his practice, he would make house calls in the evening, taking his four young sons along.
    He was a member of the AMA, Southern Medical Association, Medical Association of Georgia, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the DeKalb Medical Society.
    When Taylor wasn't working, he enjoyed playing golf, growing camellias, and ballroom dancing.
    He is survived by his wife, Mildred, four sons, a stepson and stepdaughter, and nine grandchildren.

William Stanley Weinkle, 43C, 46M, of Miami Beach, Fla., on Mar. 25, 2002, of cancer. He was 79.
    Weinkle was inducted into Emory Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. He was voted the best all-around athlete during his freshman, sophomore, and junior years.
    During WWII, he was drafted with his entire medical school class and served as a captain in the Army Medical Corps. He was briefly called back into service during the Korean War.
    He opened Miami Beach's first orthopedic clinic and practiced orthopedic surgery in Miami Beach and Coral Gables for almost 50 years.
He was a lifelong stamp collector. When his collection grew too large, he began donating stamps to youth organizations and children's hospitals.
    Weinkle is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jacqueline, three sons, a daughter, and a brother, Milton Weinkle, 45C, 47D.

William R. Moore, 45C, 47M, of Lake City, Fla., on Sept. 21, 2000. A retired VA Medical Center surgeon, he is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Charles Edward Todd, 47M, of Atlanta, on July 24, 2001, at age 78.
    He served in the US Navy from 1950–52, after which he practiced general surgery at Piedmont Hospital until 1989. He was president of the Medical Association of Atlanta in 1972, chairman of the board of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Georgia in 1979, and a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta. He was a deacon at Clairmont Hills Baptist Church.
    He is survived by his wife, Marion, three sons, three grandchildren, a sister, and two brothers.

Clarence Hamilton Farrar, 48M, of Knoxville, Tenn., on Mar. 6, 2002. He is survived by a son and daughter.

Leonard Thomas Maholick, 48M, of Cumming, Ga., on Oct. 2, 2001, at age 80 of lymphoma. A native of Pennsylvania, he studied at the Jung Institute in Zurich and at the University of Vienna under renowned psychiatrist and Nazi death camp survivor Viktor Frankl. He completed a psychiatric residency at Emory. In Georgia, he worked in Augusta and Savannah and founded the Bradley Center in Columbus, which he headed for 18 years.
    Returning to Atlanta in 1973, he was associated with Atlanta Psychiatric Clinic and did consultation work throughout the state. He was an adjunct professor in Georgia State University's Department of Clinical Psychology, and he taught at Emory and the Medical College of Georgia. He was president of the Georgia Psychiatric Association from 1959–1960.
    He is survived by his wife, Ann, two sons, two daughters, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Richard H. Schulz, 48M, of Marianna, Fla., on Oct. 18, 2002, of kidney failure. He was a captain in the Army Medical Corps during the Korean War.
    He and his wife, Sarah Malone Schulz, 49M, practiced together in Marianna for 45 years. He had a practice that included general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, and radiology, while his wife practiced pediatrics. During his medical career, Schulz delivered more than 3,000 babies. He served for 40 years as physician for the Florida School for Boys in Marianna and was a missionary with his wife and daughter, assisting in Africa with the Biafra child famine.
    His travels took him to India, Africa, Mexico, Colombia, Marcacia Island, and throughout Alaska, and his favorite pastimes were fishing, collecting historic European automobiles, and raising an assortment of animals, including camels, ostriches, lion cubs, bear cubs, and parrots.
    He was a lifelong member and past president of the Rotary Club, president of the Jackson County Republican Party, and a commissioner on the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission.
He is survived by his wife, eight children, 21 grandchildren, a sister, and two brothers.

Harold C. Steele, 47C, 48M, 52G, of Huntsville, Ala., on July 16, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Glenn.

C. Gibson Hooten, 49M, of Belleair, Fla., on Dec. 24, 2000, at age 79.
    He was a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He served for two years as captain in the US Army in Germany.
While in practice in Clearwater, Fla., he was president of the Pinellas County Medical Society, the West Coast Academy of Medicine, the Florida Heart Association, and chief of staff of Morton Plant Hospital. He served on the board of directors of the Bank of Clearwater.
    Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Anne, two sons, one daughter, and six grandchildren.



Jack W. Hollingsworth, 51M, on May 4, 1999, of cancer. He practiced family medicine for 38 years in Meadville, Miss. He is survived by his wife, Colleen, and four children.

William R. Howard, 48C, 51M, of Milledgeville, Ga., on Jan. 4, 1999. A retired dermatologist, he is survived by his wife, Louise.

Henry C. Johnson Jr., 51M, of Atlanta, on April 29, 2002, of cancer. He was 74.
    Johnson spent 32 years at Piedmont Hospital, 20 of those as head of radiology. After retiring in 1991, he set up his own investment services firm and managed a fund for a group of radiologists. He was clinical associate professor of radiology at Emory.
    With residency and fellowship training from Duke and Emory, Johnson served two years in the Army Medical Corps during the Korean War.
    He was a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology, president of the Atlanta Clinical Society, and a member of the AMA, Medical Association of Atlanta and Georgia, the Atlanta and Georgia Radiological societies, the American College of Radiology, and the Radiological Society of North America.
    For many years, he was a member of Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, and he had many hobbies, including golf, tennis, traveling, and reading historical biographies and nonfiction. He was a devotee of Bluegrass music and a fisherman.
    He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joan, three children, a sister, a brother, and five grandchildren.

Robert James Lowden, 51M, of Atlington, Wash., on June 11, 2002, after a brief illness with leukemia. He retired after 39 years of practicing obstetrics and gynecology. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette, and two sons.

Joseph T. Melton, 51M, of Kingwood, Tex., on Aug. 1, 1999. He was a member of the medical house staff at Emory from 1951–1954 and practiced as a cardiologist. He is survived by his wife, Mabel.

J. Trimble Johnson, 48C, 52M, of Atlanta, on May 21, 2001. A retired pediatrician, he is survived by his wife, Martha.

Charles Calloway Stewart, 49C, 52M, of Donalsonville, Ga., on Dec. 8, 2001. A general practitioner from 1957–92, he is survived by his wife, Miriam, and four children.

John T. Yauger, 52M, of Atlanta, on Aug. 26, 2001, of respiratory failure. He was 74. A native of Charleston, W.Va., he lived most of his adult life in Atlanta, where he practiced internal medicine from 1956–1992.
    A Navy veteran of WWII, Yauger was a member of the AMA and the state and national societies of internal medicine. He served 15 years on the Fulton County Board of Health. In 1964, Yauger was honored by the Medical Association of Atlanta for his efforts to get the metro area immunized against polio with oral vaccine.
    Survivors include his wife, Athleen, two sons, one daughter, and four grandchildren.

Arthur C. Beall Jr., 50 C, 53M, of Houston, Tex., on Dec. 8, 2002. A native of Atlanta, he completed a surgical internship at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and a residency at Baylor College of Medicine. He served for two years in the US Navy, before joining Baylor's surgical faculty.
    At Baylor, he was professor of surgery, director of surgical laboratories, and medical director of the cardiovascular perfusion program. He organized the Baylor Cardiac Surgery Program at the King Faisal Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. For more than 30 years, he was in charge of the thoracic surgery residency program, and he also served for five years as chief of surgical service at the Houston VA Medical Center. He retired in 1999.
    Beall was well known in the field of heart valve replacement, at one time developing a valve which was popular worldwide, and he did significant research in cardiopulmonary bypass.
    He was president of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, the Alliance for Engineering in Medicine and Biology, the American College of Chest Physicians, the Michael E. De Bakey International Surgical Society, and the Houston Cardiology Society and was vice-president of the American College of Cardiology. In 1997, the Houston Surgical Society honored him with an award as Distinguished Houston Surgeon.
    He is survived by his wife, Madeline, and two sons.

David S. Hubbard, 48C, 53M, of Atlanta, on July 5, 2002, from complications of colon and liver cancer. He was born in Brazil in 1925 to Methodist missionaries, Reverend Clement E. Hubbard, 16C, 8T, and Patience Hubbard. He served in WWII before attending medical school at Emory and completing a pathology residency. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, two sons, two daughters, seven grandchildren, and two sisters.

James M. Major, 50C, 53M, of Pensacola, Fla., on July 11, 2001, at age 74. He was a retired physician who worked for the Monsanto Company, and he is survived by his wife, Harriet L. Major.

Thomas P. Malone, 53M, of Roswell, Ga., on Dec. 5, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, 53M.

V. Leon Carter, Jr., 50C, 54M, of Decatur, Ga., on July 26, 2001, at age 71. Carter, an Air Force veteran, was a practicing physician at DeKalb Medical Center for 32 years. Survivors include his wife, Anne, two sons, one daughter, five grandchildren, and a sister.

George M. Grimball, 54M, of Greenville, S.C., on Mar. 20, 2000, at age 74.
    Grimball was a practicing surgeon for 28 years, and after retirement, he became medical director of the North Greenville Hospital Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program. He started the Greenville County Visiting Nurse Society and served as a visiting surgeon in Haiti. Throughout his career, he was recognized for his dedicated service to the community.

Carroll W. Traylor, 54M, of Calvert City, Ky., on Nov. 27, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Martha, and five children.

Andrew J. Causey, 56M, of Statesville, N.C., on May 13, 2001. A retired ophthalmologist, he is survived by his wife, Willie, and a daughter.

Thomas M. Geer, 52C, 56M, of Disputanta, Va., on Mar. 5, 2002. After graduating from Emory, he was appointed as first lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps, and he completed an internship at Madigan Army Hospital in Tacoma, Wash., and a residency in general surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu.
    He served with distinction for more than 32 years as a surgeon, teacher, and leader, rising to the rank of brig. general. His command and staff positions included two tours in Hawaii and one in Vietnam. His awards were many, including the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Distinguished Service Medal.
    He retired in Prince George County, Va., where he was active in the county's master gardener programs, served on the Extension Leadership Council at county and state levels, and supported the Heritage Gardens Foundation. Photography, music, woodworking, bird watching, and bread making were favorite pastimes.
    He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and two daughters.

William E. Holladay, 57M, of Marietta, Ga., on May 17, 2001.

Steven E. Jordan, 57M, a retired family practice physician, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on May 5, 2002.

Maurice S. Goldman Jr., 58M, of Cleveland, Tenn., on Feb. 15, 1998. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Emory in 1959, followed by a residency in 1960 at the VA Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, 54N.

Randall Jenkins, 55C, 58M, of Inverness, Fla., on Aug. 27, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Claire, two sons, and a daughter.


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George Pierce Ezzard, 61M, of Lawrenceville, Ga., on Nov. 19, 2002. He and his late father, W.P. Ezzard, practiced medicine in Lawrenceville for a combined 97 years. One of the founding physicians of the Gwinnett Hospital System, he was a member of the AMA, the Southern Medical Association, and the Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Polly Ann, three daughters, five grandchildren, and three sisters.

Boone B. Owen Jr., 61M, of Grayson, Ga., on Oct. 28, 2001. A native of Orangeburg, S.C., he completed a fellowship in child psychiatry at Emory. He was a captain in the Air Force, and from 1967–1993, he had a private practice in psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Atlanta. He was a member of the AMA, American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is survived by a daughter, son, brother, sister, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

William Jesse Lee, 59C, 64M, 64G, of Clayton, Ga., on May 7, 2002. He is survived by his daughter, Laurie Lee Buschini, 98N.

Saul Silverman, 63C, 67M, of Klamath Falls, Ore., on May 19, 2001, at age 59. Silverman died in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident near his home.
    He completed training in radiation oncology at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif. After serving two years at the US Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, he moved to Sacramento, where he worked for 18 years in a private medical group and was assistant clinical professor at the University of California–Davis Medical Group.
In 1991 he semi-retired to Oregon, where he shared a practice at the community's cancer treatment center. He served as medical director of the Klamath Hospice and was active in a variety of community organizations.
    Survivors include his wife, Charla, a son, a daughter, and a sister.



Katherine Pratt Garrison, 68C, 72M, of Louisville, Ky., on April 28, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Neal, 72M, and son, Richard, 95C.

James Gillum Burke, 73M, of Mount Airy, N.C., on June 20, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Carol.

John D. Slade, 74M, of Skillman, N.J., on January 29, 2002. He was 52.
    An expert in the treatment of alcohol, tobacco, and drug addictions, Slade was a pioneer in showing the addictive power of nicotine, influencing subsequent decisions by the Food and Drug Administration. Alan Blum, 75M, described him as "the Renaissance man of tobacco control."
    In 1995, when President Clinton ordered the FDA to restrict the advertising, promotion, distribution, and marketing of cigarettes to teenagers, Slade said, "Outside of the day I married my wife, this is the most incredible thing that has ever happened to me, because it culminates all the work I put in."
    In 1998, Slade was appointed professor of medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He was director of the program for addictions at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of the New Jersey School of Public Health, and he assisted the state in developing a tobacco prevention and treatment program.
    He is survived by his wife, Frances, two brothers, and parents, John Slade, 38C, 42M, and Helen Slade (psychiatry).

Edward Clinton Gardner Jr., 73C, 77M, of Athens, Ga., on Jan. 5, 2002. His sudden and unexpected death occurred at age 50.
    A native of Raleigh, N.C., Gardner grew up in Atlanta. After completing an internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Emory in 1982, he established a private practice in Athens.
He was a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology, AMA, Georgia Gastroenterology Society, Georgia Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Crawford Long Medical Society, and American Society of Internal Medicine. He was active in the First United Methodist Church of Athens.
    He is survived by his wife, Karen, 82G; three children; his parents, Candler School of Theology Professor Emeritus E. Clinton Gardner and Ruth Gardner; a sister; and a brother, Arnold, 82L.

Claud Timmons Hackney, 71C, 74M, of Sullivans Island, S.C., on June 9, 2001. An internist, he is survived by his wife, Jody, and a daughter.

Garet Keith Piling, 88C, 92M, of Mt. Laurel, N.J., on Nov. 28, 2001, at age 35 of pancreatic cancer. He was an interventional radiologist, having completed his radiology residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Kraus, 92M, and two sons.

Williams Campbell Tietjen, 99M, of Plains, Ga., on July 17, 2001. While at Emory, he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society and a Woodruff Fellow. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, and his hobbies included whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, and mountaineering.


Residency Training and Fellowship Alumni

George Sumner Blodgett III (ophthalmology) of Atlanta on Feb. 1, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Constance.

Edmund A. Brannen, 39C, (GYN/OB) of Macon, Ga., on August 23, 2002. While an undergraduate, he edited the Emory Wheel and was president of the student body in 1940–41. He was a retired physician, having received a 50-year certificate from the Medical Association of Georgia. He is survived by his wife, Frances, and two daughters, Wendie, 76C, and Helen.

James D. Clements, 52C, (psychiatry) of lung cancer on Jan. 26, 2002. Clements, an activist for bringing mentally retarded people into the mainstream, was director of the Georgia Retardation Center through 1979. President Gerald Ford appointed him to the President's Committee on Mental Retardation in 1975, and his accomplishments were recognized worldwide for 30 years.
    In 1983, he returned to Emory to study psychiatry, going on to serve as a faculty member after residency. "He had a very different background to go into psychiatry," said colleague Carol Webb. "All that experience he brought with him was wonderful."
A world traveler, Clements particularly liked trips to Thailand.
    He is survived by a son and six grandchildren.

Joseph Martin Echols Sr. (GYN/OB) of Augusta, Ga., on Mar. 29, 2002. He put himself through college at Emory, starting at age 16, by working in the cafeteria. He earned an MD from the Medical College of Georgia, interned at Grady Memorial Hospital, and completed a residency at University Hospital in Augusta.
    During the Korean War, Echols was chief of obstetrics at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio. He returned home in 1953 to join OB/GYN Associates of Augusta, where he practiced for the next 42 years. He was a diplomate of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
    The son of a Methodist minister, Echols was a member and trustee of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and later a member of First Baptist Church of Augusta. He also was a member of the Augusta Advisory Board of Nations Bank of Georgia.
Described by his family as a loving father, Echols enjoyed University of Georgia football, tailgate parties, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, two sons, two daughters, one brother, and nine grandchildren.

Jackson R. Galloway (surgery) of Alexandria, La., on Sept. 4, 1995.

Nathaniel B. Glover (pediatrics) of Newnan, Ga., on Nov. 3, 2000, at age 80. Glover is survived by his wife.

Conrad P. Grossman (GYN/OB) of Marietta, Ga., on Nov. 14, 2002. A native of St. Albans, N.Y., he completed medical school at the University of Ghent in Belgium in 1958. Following an internship at the University of Pittsburgh Mercy Hospital, he served as a commissioned officer in the US Army Medical Corps and rose to the rank of captain. In 1964, he entered private practice in Macon.
    He was certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and was a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He retired from private practice in 1989. He is survived by his wife, Anne, one son, and two daughters, including Hannah Madans, 95N, and five grandchildren.

William Warren Leifer (surgery) of Kansas City, Mo., on Nov. 12, 2001.

John Robert Pender (surgery) of Charlotte, N.C., of a heart attack on Dec. 17, 2001.

Edward M. Plowman (surgery) of Hannibal, Mo., on Nov. 15, 1998.

Richard S. Pollitzer, 42C (surgery) of Spartanburg, S.C., on July 8, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Jane, and three daughters.

William H. "Billy" Proctor Jr. (surgery) of Lakeland, Fla., on Mar. 10, 2000, at age 86. After completion of his surgery residency, he joined the 1st Marine Division, serving from 1944–46 in the Pacific Islands, Okinawa, and the North China Theater. He was chief of surgery at the VA Hospital in Chamblee from 1946–50, after which he entered private practice in Florida. He retired in 1987 and is survived by two daughters.

Charles R. Riley (surgery) of Richmond, Va., on July 7, 2001. He is survived by his wife.

Lewis Crook Sharman (surgery) of Tuscaloosa, Ala., on June 21, 2002.

Frederick H. Taylor (surgery) of St. Simons Island, Ga., on April 1, 2002. A Naval officer during WWII, Taylor completed medical training at Duke, Emory, and Washington University's Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.
    He was an attending thoracic surgeon in Charlotte, N.C., and widely regarded for his research in tuberculosis. He conducted the first successful open heart surgery in Charlotte in 1957, and was one of the pioneers of an artificial Orlon artery, which is still used in heart surgeries today.
    Taylor was a member of numerous professional associations, including the Mecklenburg County Medical Society (which he served as a past president), the Charlotte Surgical Association, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, the N.C. Surgical Association, the Southern Surgical Association, and the American Association of Thoracic Surgery. He founded the Children's Heart Clinic in Charlotte and was a member of the board of trustees of Charlotte's Mercy Hospital.
    He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, two sisters, a daughter, and two sons.

Mary Stuart Wilson (general practice) of Keysville, Va., on Dec. 4, 2000. She practiced family medicine in Virginia. Her survivors include her husband, Hugh P. Tuggle, three daughters, and one son.



Robert Carl Schlant, a faculty member in cardiology for more than 40 years, died of cancer on Dec. 12, 2002, at age 73. He will be remembered at Emory not only for many accomplishments but also for his kindness, compassion, and integrity.
    Former colleague Nanette Wenger, chief of cardiology at Grady, said of Schlant: "He taught the facts of cardiology but also stressed how to deliver the best quality care for each individual patient. His great humanistic qualities enhanced his teaching."
    He joined the faculty in 1958 and served at Emory until his death. As a distinguished and internationally renowned clinician, scholar, and educator, he was a mentor, role model, and citizen of the university as well. For many years, Schlant served as chief of the division of cardiology in Emory's Department of Medicine, and later, as chief of cardiology at Grady. He was respected and appreciated by three generations of medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty colleagues.
    A scholar with far-reaching influence, Schlant was on the editorial board of more than 30 journals and authored more than 240 scientific articles. He was an associate editor of The Heart and wrote numerous book chapters and book reviews. He also was an officer in a number of prestigious national professional societies and was honored on many occasions with medals and awards by these.
    Colleague J. Willis Hurst, editor of The Heart, said of Schlant, "He has shown us all that a person can be a clinical scientist and think in a logical manner but, at the same time be a warm and compassionate doctor."
    Schlant is survived by his daughter, a brother, and four grandchildren.


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