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   In 1961, tuition at the Emory School of Medicine was $1,000 per year. By comparison, today's tuition costs are $30,000 per year. The large debts incurred by current medical students prevent them from choosing careers in teaching, research, or indigent care. To shore up scholarship support for Emory medical students, the class of 1961 is coming together in a group effort. The class has set a goal to raise $250,000 in gifts and pledges by 2006, on the occasion of its 45th reunion. These contributions to the Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund establish a base that will grow annually and fill a vital need, helping recruit the very best students, giving relief to students in need, and opening wide the doors to enter any field of medicine without restrictions. Led by Dan Dunaway, 61M, the fundraising effort will help Emory remain competitive and assist deserving students pursue their dream of a career in medicine. If you'd like more information about how you can help, contact Ronnie McKnight, director of development for clinical programs, 404-727-5933, ronnie.mcknight@emory.edu



    Henry S. Jennings Jr., 43C, 45M, recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Center, a practice he started in a small house in Gainesville in 1953. Today his effort has grown into a clinic that employs 23 doctors and a health care staff of 130 and offers comprehensive diagnostic testing. Other Emory alums affiliated early on with the practice include the late W.D. Stribling, 53M, Sam Poole, 49M, and James A. Butts, 60M. The clinic's first employee and office manager called Jennings the "best boss we ever had". He retired in 1987 at age 65.
Henry Jennings Jr., 45M

Arnell Patz, 45M
    Arnell Patz, 45M, a long-time faculty member of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a ceremony at the White House in June 2004. Established by President Truman in 1963, the award recognizes exceptional meritorious service and is the nation's highest civilian award.
    Richard M. Anderson, 58M, has retired as chief of staff at Alachua General Hospital, a position he held for three years. Previously, he served for eight years as chairman of the board for Santa Fe Healthcare. Anderson is a member of Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Who's Who in America.
    Stephen C. Woodward, 56C, 59M, retired as chief of pathology and laboratory medicine at Tennessee Valley Health Care System, Department of Veterans Affairs, in June 2003. He is professor emeritus at Vanderbilt and also has served as professor of pathology at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, where he continues to reside.

    J. Paul Ferguson, 59C, 63M, retired as president and CEO of the Harbin Clinic in Rome, Ga., in December 2002.
James T. Cook, 69M

Herbert Dupont, 65M

    Carlos Hugo Espinel, 65M, is clinical professor of medicine at Georgetown University and director of the Blood Pressure Center in Washington, DC. His research in nutrition and hypertension is the scientific basis of the US Food Labeling Law, and in 2002, Lancet published his findings associated with cancer.
    James T. Cook, 65C, 69M, is a fellow in the American College of Physicians (ACP). He has served on the governing council of the Florida chapter of the ACP.

Herbert Dupont, 65M, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich in 2004.

Gilbert H. Cohen, 69M, is a fellow of the American College of Radiology.

    Bruce C. Perry, 69C, 73M, is medical director of the Atlanta-based Southeast Permanente Medical Group and will serve a two-year term as chairman of the Permanente Federation Executive Committee.
Edgar Underwood, 76M,
has made a gift commitment to the Emory School of Medicine to support alumni teaching awards for five years.

Frederick Everett Turton, 73C, 77M,
is chair of the board of governors of the American College of Physicians
Joseph Stubbs, 79M, is a regent of the American College of Physicians. President of Albany Internal Medicine in Albany, Ga., he has served as the ACP governor for Georgia and was a member of the scientific program subcommittee for the 2003 annual session.

Ramon Suarez, 74C, 78M,
is director of graduate education in gynecology and obstetrics at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. He is vice-chair of District IV of the American College of Gynecology and Obstetrics as well as clinical professor of gynecology and obstetrics at Emory. Emory residents at Piedmont selected him to receive an Outstanding Teacher Award in 2002.
Bruce Perry, 73M

Edgar Underwood, 76M

Frederick Turton, 77M

Ramon Suarez, 78M

Ramon Olene Parrish Jr., 77C, 81M, has joined the faculty at the Family Practice Residency at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga. He is currently a Career MPH student at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory, concentrating in management. His professional interests include OB ultrasound in Hispanic women, medical informatics, and integrative therapy of cancer patients. His sons, Christopher and Matthew, will attend the University of Georgia in the fall of 2004.

Douglas Brandt, 82M, completed a Master of Medical Management program in 2003. The program––developed in partnership with the American College of Physician Executives––enables busy physicians to hone management skills for running solo practices as well as the nation's largest healthcare organizations. He is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a certified physician executive (designated by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management).

Laura Brooks Kezar, 81C, 85M, is associate professor and residency director in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Alabama––Birmingham. Her husband, Edwin Kezar, 77C, 84M, is in private practice as an anesthesiologist. Both served in the US Navy after medical school and were stationed in Portsmouth, Vir., at various times. They have many family connections to Emory. Laura's mother, Carolyn Campbell was one of the first women to graduate from Emory's Goizueta School of Business, and her brother, William Brooks, received his undergraduate degree from Emory. Ed's brother, Hollis Kezar, has a PhD in chemistry from Emory. All told, the family has an Emory legacy totaling 30 years.


Douglas Brandt, 82M
    Paul S. Bradley, 86M, has been elected to serve as chairman of the Savannah College of Art and Design Board of Trustees. He is a lead internist with St. Joseph's/Candler Health Systems in Savannah and former medical director of Candler Medical Group.
    Samuel T. Rawls, 86M, is an anesthesiologist at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center in Brunswick. He and his wife, Robin, have two sons.
    Born: To Mitchell Garber, 87M, and Michele Garber, twins, Evan Joseph and Samantha Rose, on September 19, 2002.

    Born: To Kathleen Nixon, 84C, 88M, and Gregory Berkey (radiology), a daughter, Caroline, on March 21, 2003.
    Born: To Jeffrey Reich, 92M, and Alissa Reich, 92C, a daughter, Tracy Brynn, on December 31, 2003.
Tracy Brynn, daughter of Jeffrey Reich, 92M

Lorenzo DiFrancesco, 93M (left)
    Cathy Larrimore, 92M, completed 11 years of service as a physician in the US Navy in January 2004. She and husband, Conrad, and three daughters have relocated to Covington, Ga., where she practices obstetrics and gynecology.
    Lorenzo Di Francesco, 93M, assistant professor of medicine at Emory, associate program director of the Internal Medicine residency program, and assistant administrative director of the Hospital Medicine Group received the Society of Hospital Medicine Award for Excellence in Teaching in April 2003.

Scott Isaacs, 93M,
an endocrinologist and clinical instructor of medicine at Emory, has co-authored a new book, A Simple Guide to Thyroid Disorders: from diagnosis to treatment.

To David Benjamin Cooperberg, 90C, 94M, and Adena Beth Greenberg (pediatrics), triplets, Emelia Eliza, Liam Maxwell, and Georgia Simone, on January 21, 2004.

George Fivgas, 90C, 94M,
to Mary V. Stringfellow (hematology/oncology) on January 18, 2003.

To Susan Ellen McWhirter, 94M, and William Roy McWhirter Jr., 95M, of Columbus, Ga., a son, Thomas Augustine Arrowsmith, on August 18, 2002.

To Gena Alexander-Albert, 95M, and Warren Albert, a daughter, Gia Marie, on May 15, 2002.

Evan Lee Held, 95M, and Robin Ann Audubon on November 10, 2002, in New York.

Allison Haughton-Green, 96M,
owns a pediatric practice, Waterford Lakes Pediatrics, in Orlando, Fla. She is the mother of three-year-old twin boys, Jordan and Jonathan.

Shahzad Mian, 91C, 96M,
completed a cornea and refractive fellowship from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard in 2003. He is on staff with the cornea and refractive surgery service at the University of Michigan School of Medicine.

Ashutosh Rao, 92C, 96M,
joined the faculty of Harvard School of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, in interventional radiology in 2003.

Douglas Murray, 97M,
completed a fellowship in shoulder and elbow service at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, where he also served as assistant team physician for the New York Mets and for New York University. He joined Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic in September 2003.

To George Dobo, 94C, 98M, and Michelle Dobo, 93C, a son, Scott Franklin, on Dec. 19, 2003. Weighing 9 lbs. 14 oz., Scott joins older sisters, Ellen, 4, and Allison, 2.
    Paul McMillian Davis (orthopedics) married Linda Beth Parker on March 1, 2003, in Wilmington, NC. Davis established Peachtree Sports Medicine Center after completing residency training, and more recently, he earned an MBA from Emory.
    Randy Epstein (ophthalmology) was named to the editorial boards of the Review of Refractive Surgery in 2003 and Cornea in 2004.

N. Berkeley Powell Jr. (surgery) is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine as well as vice-president of the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons. A clinical assistant professor at Baylor, he is in his 24th year of private practice in Houston. In August 2002, he and his wife, Kimberly, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They have two teenagers, Claire and Colin.

Scott Wottrich (radiology) spent the month of November 2002 at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center in Moshi, Tanzania, funded by the Emory University Teaching Fund. There he learned how to practice medicine with limited resources and treated patients with a range of complaints from lion attacks and alligator bits to broken hips caused by chase by an elephant and skull fractures from the traditional Masai club.

Berkeley Powell Jr.

D.M. Segrest, 30M, of Port Gibson, Miss., in July 2000.

    Clarence Edens, 32M, of Easley, S.C., on Oct. 6, 2002. He was 95.
    Murl Hagood, 31C, 34M, of Marietta, Ga., on June 8, 2003.
    Bernard Wolff, 34M, of Atlanta, on Jan. 19, 2003. He was 93.
    Wolff followed his father's path to become a physician. He was an intern and resident in the chest service at Bellevue Hospital in New York City and a research fellow at Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, he was awarded fellowship in Stockholm, Sweden, which was cancelled by the onset of World War II.
   During the war, he was a US Army lieutenant colonel in the China-Burma-India theater, acting as chief of medical service in a general hospital in Assam, India. After the war, he served as a consultant physician for Lawson General Hospital of the US Navy and from 1948–1950 as medical consultant for Defense Against Nuclear Warfare.
   An internist in Atlanta, Wolff was associate professor of medicine at Emory, a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians.
   Following family tradition, Wolff advanced the African-American medical community throughout his professional life. He was a consulting physician at Tuskegee Veterans Hospital.
   Among his many affiliations with professional organizations, he was president and on the board of directors of the Atlanta Lung Association and Georgia Lung Association, a founding member of the American Federation for Clinical Research, and vice president of the Atlanta Clinical Society, the Fulton County Medical Society, and the Georgia Medical Society.
   He is survived by his wife, Douschka Pickens Brown Wolff, five children, eight grandchildren, and a sister.
Bernard Wolff, 34M
    Norman Holman, 32C, 35M, of Ozark, Ala., on Jan. 29, 2002.
    Edwin Matlin, 35C, 37M, of Mendocino, Calif., on Jan. 18, 2001.
    Charles W. Smith, 37M, of Atlanta, on May 6, 2004. After medical school, he was an intern and later chief resident in OB/GYN at Grady. He practiced in Atlanta until his retirement in 1990. A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a fellow of the American College of OB/Gyn, and a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, he is survived by five children, 13 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
    Anderson Drew Ferguson, 38M, of Valley, Ala., on May 23, 2004. He completed a residency in surgery at Emory and Grady Hospitals before serving with the Emory Unit in the US Army as a field surgeon in World War II.
   After the war, he returned home to open an office in Shawmut, Ala., and he later co-founded the Valley Medical Group, one of the first group practices in Alabama. He was a staff surgeon at Geeorge H. Lanier Memorial Hospital from 1953–1984. He also served as chief of staff there and was recognized in the year 2000 with the hospital's distinguished service award. The Medical Association of Alabama recognized him for more than 50 years of service in Chambers County.
   He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Davidson Ferguson, three children, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
    Irving London, 35C, 38M, of Montgomery, Ala., on Oct. 14, 1999.
    T.W. Whitfield Jr., 35C, 38M, of Dalton, Ga., on March 20, 2003. After medical school, he practiced in Tate and Jasper for three years before completing a residency in surgery at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. He came to Dalton in 1945, where he practiced until his retirement in 1987.
    He is survived by his second wife, Mary Whitfield, a daughter and son, and two grandchildren.
    John T. Akin Jr., 37C, 40M, of Atlanta, on July 19, 2003. After completing a surgical residency at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, he established the McDonnell Surgical Center at Piedmont Hospital. As chairman of the Piedmont Hospital Foundation, he initiated the construction of the Piedy Bear Child Care Center. He was a member of the American College of Surgeons. Akin is survived by two children and four grandchildren.
John Akin Jr., 40M
    Henry Watson, 38C, 41M, of Atlanta, on March 13, 2003. He was an ophthalmology resident at Emory from 1945–1947. He is survived by his wife, Josephine, and two children.
    James E. Davis, 43M, of Montgomery, Ala., in 2000.
    William M. Lester, 43M, of Atlanta, on June 7, 2004. He was 83.
   He served in the US Navy Medical Corps from 1944–1946, at the Naval Hospital in Bethesda and in the Pacific Theater with the US Marine Corps, seeing active duty at Iwo Jima and with the occupation forces in Japan. After the war, he completed postgraduate training in OB/GYN at Emory. He practiced his specialty in Atlanta from 1950–1989, serving as chief of obstetrics at Georgia Baptist from 1960–1965.
   He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Elizabeth Rose Lester, 43N, three children, and one granddaughter.
    Richard C. Rodgers, 43M, of Tampa, Fla., on June 17, 2000. He was a medical resident at Emory from 1943–1944.
    John H. Reed Jr., 44M, of Gainesville, Ga., on Jan. 17, 2004, following an extended illness.
    He completed residencies in medicine and ophthalmology at Duke, Emory, and Grady. During the Korean War, he served as chief of ophthalmology at the US Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.
    Reed was a member of the board of directors of the Medical Association of Georgia, president of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, member of the American Medical Association, and diplomat of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He served for 12 years on the board of directors of the Georgia Department of Human Resources.
    He is survived by his wife, Skip, three children, including Chip Reed, 75C, 79M, and two grandchildren.

Lamar F. Glass, 45M, of Marietta, Ga., on Jan. 13, 2004.

George S. Roach, 42C, 45M, of Atlanta, Ga., on Jan. 19, 2004. He died of respiratory failure at age 82.
    A respected Atlanta otolaryngologist, Roach retired in 1990 to St. Simons Island, a favorite vacation spot. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, three daughters, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a sister. Roach's father was the dean of Oxford College in 1930.

    Pierce Dixon, 44C, 46M, of Gainesville, Ga., on Dec. 17, 2003, following an extended illness. He was 80.
    During his time at Emory, he married his childhood sweetheart, Mary Frances Carter, and after a surgical residency at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Chamblee, he and his wife moved to Gainesville with their three young children. He entered private practice in general surgery, being only the 13th doctor in Hall County. In subsequent years, he served as chief of staff at Hall County Hospital, was on the State Board of Health, and helped launch the building of Lanier Park Hospital. He also arranged annual physicals for student athletes at Gainesville High School and was the football team's doctor for more than 36 years.
    He was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Jaycee's Young Man of the Year, and Rotary Man of the Year, as well as a family man. He is survived by his wife, children, 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
    Eugene Huddleston Howe, 43C, 46M, of Clemson, S.C., on Oct. 22, 2002.
    A native of Tuskegee, Ala., he was a gynecologist and obstetrician in Birmingham for many years. During World War II, he served with the US Army Medical Corps in the South Pacific. He is survived by three daughters, a son, and three grandchildren.
    William H. Bennett, 48M, of Atlanta on Oct. 17, 2001. He was a resident in urology at Emory in 1948. He donated his body to Emory School of Medicine for research.
    Boude Bowman Leavel, 48M, an otolaryngologist of Bryceville, Fla., on Sept. 1, 2003.
    Frederick Carpenter, 51M, of Alpharetta, Ga., on Jan. 19, 2004. An Emory resident in anesthesiology in the 1950s, he practiced in Atlanta, Houston, and Charleston, until retirement in 1994. He also served on the faculty of the Medical University of South Carolina. He is survived by his wife, Ann, three children, seven grandchildren, and a sister and brother.
Frederick Carpenter, 51M

Spurgeon Clark, 51M
    Spurgeon William Clark, 48C, 51M, of Waycross, Ga., on March 5, 2003, after an extended illness.
    During World War II, he was a first lieutenant and B-17 navigator for the Eighth Air Force in England. He was a prisoner of war in Germany for five months.
    After the war, he earned BS and MD degrees at Emory, where he was a surgical resident in 1951. He was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and was a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He practiced with his son, S. William Clark III, a cornea fellow at Emory in 1983–1984.
    Appointed to the Georgia Board of Regents in 1992, he served more than seven years, including a year as chairman, and was a big supporter of smaller colleges. He was highly influential in placing Waycross College on a priority list for a student service center and physical education building. The city and Ware County responded by designating April 30, 1998, as Dr. Bill Clark Day. The college established the S. William Clark Jr. Perpetual Scholarship in his honor.
   At Emory, he was honored with the S. William Clark Jr., MD, Outpatient Surgery Center of Emory University Hospital. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Emory Eye Alumni Association in 1995. In 2000, he received the Medical Association of Georgia's Distinguished Service Award, and in 2002, the Distinguished Service Award from the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology.
    He is survived by his wife, two sons, and six grandchildren.
    Oscar Freeman Jr., 43C, 51M, of Orlando, on Aug. 22, 2003, after a long illness. He was 81.
    A native of Gadsden, Ala., he interrupted medical studies at Emory to serve in North Africa and Italy during WWII. He was a medical resident at Emory from 1951–1953.
    In 1954, he moved to Orlando, where he entered private practice in internal medicine, which he practiced for the next 35 years. He was the first physician in Florida to operate a kidney-dialysis machine, and he was medical director of the Central Florida Blood Bank for 18 years. He started the bone and tissue bank, and in 2000, the blood bank named its laboratory building in his honor.
    Freeman is survived by his wife, Laura Jean, three sons, eight grandchildren, and a sister.
    James W. Reynolds, 49C, 52M, of Ashburn, Ga., on Sept. 14, 2003, of bladder cancer. He is survived by his third wife, Beth, and nine children.
    Ramon Thompson, 49C, 52M, of Athens, Ga., on Oct. 15, 2003. He was a resident in urology at Emory from 1953–1955.
    John Ward, 52M, of Atlanta, in April 2003. He spent nearly four decades practicing endocrinology at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and almost that long as a teacher in the Emory School of Medicine.
    During WWII, he served in the US Army and in the postwar occupation of Japan.
    Survivers include his wife, Elizabeth, two daughters, a son, and six grandchildren.
    Charles B. Watkins, 48C, 52M, on Jan. 23, 2003. A native of Ball Ground, Ga., Charlie Watkins completed an internship at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC. From 1952–1954, he served as first lieutenant in the US Army Medical Corps, completing a tour of duty in Germany. He practiced in Canton and Ellijay, Ga.
    He is survived by his wife, Jane Efurd Watkins, and two sons.
    Charles Corley, 53M, of Atlanta on Sept. 23, 2003, of cancer. He was 76.
   During WWII, he served with the US Navy. After medical school, he remained at Emory for his residency and later served as a hematologist and oncologist at The Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital. He was a professor of medicine at Emory and received emeritus status in 1992.
    His survivors include two daughters, one son, six grandchildren, two sisters, and a brother.

Conway Hunter Jr., 49C, 53M,
of Sea Island, Ga., on Jan. 26, 2004, of pneumonia. He was 75.
   A captain in the US Army Medical Corps, he entered an obstetrics and gynecology practice with his father after the war and was highly regarded among Atlanta's medical community. He also established an international reputation in the treatment of substance abuse, after overcoming alcoholism himself, and he helped develop Peachford Hospital, the first freestanding treatment center for victims of addiction in the Southeast.
    He was on staff at West Paces Ferry Hospital, serving two consecutive terms as chairman of the board and helping found the Shepherd Spinal Center. More recently, he opened the Hunter Center on St. Simons Island, an outpatient treatment center.
   He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Anne Holbrook Hunter, three sons, two daughters, and five grandchildren.
Charles Corley, 53M
    George McLean, 49C, 53M, of Columbia, S.C., on Nov. 19, 2003.
   After medical school, he entered a rotating internship at the US Naval Hospital in Charleston, and he was a veteran of the Korean War. After military service, he completed a surgery residency at Emory and the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center as well as a plastic surgery residency at the Latter-Day Saints Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.
   When he began a plastic surgery practice in Columbia, he was the first board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the city. He served on the medical staff of Palmetto Baptist Hospital for 40 years and was chief of staff in 1975. He also served at the South Carolina Center for Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders.
   He is survived by his wife, Norma Fisher McLean, three daughters, one son, and two sisters.
    William Griffin III, 57C, 60M, of Canoga Park, Calif., on March 15, 2003.
    Richard Bivins Jones, 57C, 61M, of Atlanta, on Feb. 9, 2003. Born in Jacksonville, Fla., he was a flight surgeon with the 8th Infantry Division of the US Army following graduation from medical school. He practiced internal medicine in Atlanta for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Katharine, two sons, four grandchildren, and two brothers, including E. Ladd Jones Jr., 55C, 58M.
    Thomas G. Douglass, 62M, of St. Simons Island, Ga., on Oct. 7, 2003. He practiced internal medicine in Augusta from 1966–1980, serving as clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Georgia School of Medicine. Since 1983, he focused on the subspecialty of addiction and chemical dependency.
    His survivors include his wife, Joyce Montgomery Douglass, two sons, a daughter, a brother, and three grandchildren.
    Stephen Sanders, 60C, 63M, of Atlanta, on April 4, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Linda Schapiro Sanders.
    James "Buddy" Alday Jr., 60C, 64M, of Gainesville, Ga., on March 27, 2004, after an extended illness. He was 67.
    He completed a residency in orthopedics at Emory, then served as a surgeon with the US Air Force in England during the Vietnam War. In 1971, he relocated to Gainesville, Ga., and began a private practice in orthopedic medicine and surgery and helped found the Northeast Georgia Orthopedic Clinic.
    He was chief of the medical staff at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center for 17 years. In recent years, after experiencing cardiac problems, he became director of the Rehabilitation Institute as well as director of the Diabetic Foot Clinic at the medical center.
    His survivors include his wife, Caroline Easley Alday, three children, and two grandchildren. He also is survived by his father and two sisters.
    Sidney Howell Fleming, 64M, of Atlanta, on Feb. 15, 2003.
    She was the only woman in her medical school graduating class in 1964. She completed an internship in medicine and a residency in psychiatry at Emory. In 1968, she was appointed to the admissions committee of the Emory School of Medicine, a position she held for 35 years.
    A diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, she coordinated and directed psychiatric residency training at Emory. At her death, she was professor emeritus.
    She is survived by her husband, J.D. Fleming Jr., and daughter.
Sidney Fleming , 64M
    Rivers Patout "Tres" Wall III, 94M, of Tupelo, Miss., on May 15, 2004, of an automobile accident. He was 35 and a cardiologist at North Mississippi Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Michelle Wall, three children, his parents, and three sisters.
    Rodney D. Anderson (radiology) of Beaumont, Tex., on Jan. 2, 2004. He was chief resident in radiology from 1987–1988 and a fellow in neuroradiology from 1998–1990.
    He worked at Nashville Memorial Hospital for a year before relocating to Beaumont, where he became a member of the board of directors of Jefferson County Medical Society.
    He is survived by his wife Tenna McGee-Anderson, five sons, two daughters, his parents, two brothers, and one sister.

Madhu Bhalla
(OB/GYN) of Augusta, Ga., on Dec. 7, 2001.

C. Stafford Clay
(surgery) of Nashville, Tenn., on June 10, 2001.

Euta Colvin
(surgery) of Spartanburg, SC, on Oct. 16, 2000.

Lewis Corum
(pediatrics) of Tampa, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2003. He served in the US Army Medical Corps from 1942–1946. He entered private practice in Tampa in 1946 and continued there until 1970. He also was a civilian pediatrician at MacDill Air Force Base from 1970–1984. He is survived by a son, a daughter, two granddaughters, and two great-grandchildren.

Catherine Foster
(OB/GYN) of Spring Hill, Fla., on Nov. 11, 2003. She was an OB/GYN resident from 1953–1955 at Crawford Long Hospital and at St. Joseph's Infirmary from 1955–1956.

Frank DeWald Kilgo, 50C,
(surgery) of Macclenny, Fla., on Dec. 25, 2003.

Edwin Lochridge Jr., 47C (pathology, surgery) of Atlanta, on Nov. 12, 2003. He was 77.
    A third-generation Atlantan, he practiced medicine for more than 40 years, and his patients included a former US President. In 1949, while an intern at Grady, he was pressed into duty as an ambulance driver to assist a woman struck by a car crossing Peachtree St. By tragic coincidence, the woman was Margaret Mitchell, his mother's lifelong friend.
    Lochridge was a talented athlete. He held the Georgia State swimming backstroke record, played basketball in high school, was a highly ranked doubles tennis player as well as avid golfer, huntsman, and dancer.
    He is survived by two sons and five grandchildren.

John McClure Jr. (surgery) of Suwanee, Ga., on Sept. 14, 2003.
    A native of Florida, he served in the Army Medical Corps during WWII. He earned his MD at Duke and was a surgical resident at Emory from 1949–1951.
    During his career, he served as chief of surgery at Crawford Long Hospital, as associate professor of medicine at Emory, and ran private practices in Forsyth and Gwinnett counties.
    He is survived by his wife, Ruth, two sons, a daughter, a brother, and two grandchildren.

David Smith McKee (pediatrics) of Marietta, Ga., on May 8, 2004. He received his MD from the University of Virginia in 1945 and completed an internship there. Following service in the US Navy, he completed a residency in pediatrics at Grady, serving as chief resident. A fellow of the American Board of Pediatrics, he practiced in Atlanta for 50 years. He is survived by his wife, Alexandra McAuliffe McKee, three children, eight grandchildren, two sisters, a brother, and two stepdaughters and their children.

Laurence Mendelson (surgery) of Berkeley, Calif., on March 17, 2002.
Robert Pruner
(radiology) of Roanoke, Vir., on Aug. 11, 2003. He was 62.
   Born in Lebanon, Va., he was educated at Emory & Henry College, East Tennessee State University and the Medical College of Georgia. After completing his fellowship in radiology at Emory, he served in the United States Medical Corps during the Vietnam War. From 1982 to 1985, he was chief of the Orthopedic Surgery Department at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He practiced orthopedics for 31 years and prior to death was an orthopedic surgeon at Roanoke Orthopaedic Center. He is survived by his wife, Carol Pruner, and two children.

Francis Swain Springall (rehabilitation medicine) of Montgomery, Ala., on Jan. 12, 2004.

James S. Strong Jr. (radiology) of Greenville, S.C., on March 24, 2004. He served two years in the US Army before entering the Medical College of South Carolina, where he graduated in 1963. He completed a radiology residency at Emory and went on to private practice. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Marsha Lurey Strong, and a sister.

Barrie A. Thraser Jr. (ophthalmology) of Atlanta, on Feb. 7, 2003. He was an ophthalmology resident from 1961–1965 and served as president of the Emory Eye Alumni Association in 1991. He is survived by his wife, Dickie McMullan, four children, and four grandchildren.

John Tiliacos
(orthopedics) of Marietta, Ga., on March 2, 2004. He was 80.
   Born in Rhodes, Greece, he graduated from the University of Athens School of Medicine in 1952. He came to the United States in 1956 and was naturalized in 1960. After completing a residency in orthopedics at Emory, he served as an orthopedic surgeon for Lockheed Aircraft's medical department. He ran a private practice in Marietta for 26 years.
   He is survived by his wife, Helen Micaelos, two sons, two brothers, one sister, and two grandchildren.

Charles Whisnant Jr. (internal medicine) of Tucker, Ga., on Sept. 17, 2003. During WWII, he served as a medical technician, and after service, he attended medical school at the University of North Carolina and the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his MD. During his Emory residency, he was instrumental in the development of the first artificial kidney machine at Grady.
   From 1956–1990, he was in private practice in Atlanta and an attending physician at Crawford Long, St. Joseph's, and Peachtree-Parkwood hospitals. He worked part-time after retirement at the Georgia Mental Health Institute and the DeKalb Addiction Clinic.
   He is survived by one daughter, two granddaughters, and one brother.

Roy Alvin Wood (emergency medicine) of Ft. Myers, Fla., on Jan. 9, 2004. He died in a vehicular accident while serving his country in a special forces unit in Afghanistan. In civilian life, he was an emergency room physician.
    He is survived by his wife, Hana, two children, his parents, one brother, and two sisters.

William Adolphus Wood (internal medicine) of Atlanta on Nov. 7, 2002. He received his MD at the Medical College of Georgia and did postgraduate training at Crawford Long and Georgia Baptist hospitals in Atlanta. From 1960 until his retirement due to illness, he maintained an internal medicine private practice. He also spent two years as a part of the US Public Health Service at the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta.
   He is survived by his wife, Marcella DiVenuto Wood, who completed her pediatrics training at Emory in 1956, as well as four children, and three grandchildren.

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    George Brumley Jr., former chairman of pediatrics, died with 11 other members of his family in a small plane crash in Kenya in July 2003. He was 68. Also lost were his wife Jean, three of their children and the children's spouses, and four grandchildren.
    Brumley joined the faculty in 1981 as Frances Winship Walter Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics in 1981. He served as chairman until1995, and also was interim dean from 1983–1984 and executive associate dean for clinical affairs from 1995–1996. He was medical director at Egleston Children's Hospital and chief of pediatrics at Grady.
    During his tenure as chairman of pediatrics, he turned a small department into a large, thriving academic department. He expanded the faculty and made the pediatrics residency training program one of the most sought after in the country. He played a crucial role in making scientific medicine as important to the mission of the health sciences at Emory as were the traditional excellent clinical activities. Brumley's own early research in surfactant metabolism set the stage for the development of exogenous surfactants, which have led to major changes in the care of very low birth weight infants and to a documented reduction in the mortality of those infants throughout the world.
    In addition to his medical career, he, along with his wife, were quiet but generous leaders and supporters of the arts, education, health, and their church. In 1989, the Brumleys established their own charitable foundation, the Zeist Foundation, named after a town in the Netherlands where they lived in 1975 when Brumley was a senior international fellow at the Fogarty International Center. Fittingly, Brumley received Emory's highest award for service, the Thomas Jefferson Award, in 1995.
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    Carmella Gonnella, professor emeritus of rehabilitation medicine, died March 1, 2004. She was a pioneer in physical therapy and rehabilitation.
    Zbigniew "Ziggy" Olkowski, a radiation oncologist dedicated to finding cures for cancer, died March 22, 2004. Born and educated in Poland, he received his MD in 1963 and his PhD in 1969. Since 1971, he lived in Atlanta. He loved guns, hunting, and race cars, serving as a physician at Road Atlanta Track since 1972. He is survived by his wife, Krystyna Nardell-Olkowski, and one brother.
    Igor Stojiljkovic, associate professor of Microbiology and Immunology.
    He received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Zagreb in Croatia and completed postdoctoral research at the University of Tubingen, Germany, and Oregon Health Sciences University. He was recruited to Emory in 1995.
    His major scientific interest was to understand how microorganisms obtain and use iron for their metabolic purposes. He focused on the ability of bacteria to assimilate heme, a ubiquitous source of iron. Stojiljkovic was recognized internationally as an outstanding young investigator in microbial pathogenesis.
    Because of his enthusiasm for research and his dedication as a mentor, he attracted numerous students and postdoctoral fellows to his laboratory. He also was a leader in stimulating new collaborative research projects with other faculty at Emory.
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is establishing an endowment in support of a lecture to honor Igor Stojiljkovic.

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