In Memoriam

The Academy remembers the lives and contributions to science of its recently deceased members.

Name: William Russell Ries, MD
Date passed:
January 5, 2021
Professor of otolaryngology and Carol and John S. Odess Professor in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Name: Donald P. Vrabec, MD
Date passed:
January 7, 2021
Department chair of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery  Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania

Name: Peter F. Svider, MD
Date passed: January 16, 2021
Employment: Private practice in New Jersey after completing a fellowship in Rhinology from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey

Name: Reginald F. Baugh, MD
Date passed: January 21, 2021
Employment: Professor and chief of the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, University of Toledo College of Medicine.

Name: Fred C. Bordelon, MD
Date passed:
January 24, 2021
Private practice in Greenville, Mississippi

Name: William S. Smith, MD
Date passed:
January 28, 2021
Chair of the Otolaryngology Department and president of the medical staff at Georgia Baptist Hospital and the chief of surgery at Paulding Memorial Hospital

Name: Clarence T. Sasaki, MD
Date passed: February 4, 2021
Employment: Charles W. Ohse Professor Emeritus of Surgery and the longest serving chief of otolaryngology at Yale School of Medicine

Name: Ned I. Chalat, MD
Date passed: February 5, 2021
Employment: Clinical professor of otolaryngology at Wayne State University School of Medicine

Name: James I. Abbenhaus, MD
Date passed: March 16, 2021
Employment: Associate professor through the University of Washington

Name: Elie E. Rebeiz, MD
Date passed:
March 25, 2021
Chair of the Tufts Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology in Boston, Massachusetts

Name: John G. Wasil, Jr., MD
Date passed:
April 7, 2021
Private practice in Sharon, Pennsylvania

Name: Francis E. LeJeune, Jr., MD
Date passed: April 15, 2021
Employment: Ochsner Clinic, Chair, Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Name: Robert M. Thomas, Sr., MD
Date passed: April 21, 2021
Employment: Private practice, Columbia, Missouri

Name: M. Lee Williams, MD
Date passed: April 26, 2021
Employment: Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Name: Horace S. Blood, MD
Date passed: May 11, 2021
Employment: Private practice, Concord, New Hampshire

Name: Michael J. Holliday, MD
Date passed: May 17, 2021
Employment: Otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and founder of the Skull Base Surgery Center at Johns Hopkins


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