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: John D. Harwick, MD
Date passed: March 1, 2021
Employment: Clinical assistant professor at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine, and Hershey Medical Center. Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

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

Name: John W. Foust, MD
Date passed: July 20, 2021
Employment: Co-founder and otolaryngologist at Randolph Road Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic, PA

Name: Herbert H. Dedo, MD
Date passed: August 5, 2021
Employment: Private practice in San Francisco, California

Name: Thomas C. Calcaterra, MD
Date passed: September 27, 2021
Employment:  Faculty member in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Name: James Lawrence, MD
Date passed: November 18, 2021
Employment:  Private practice in the greater Baltimore, Maryland, area

Name: Irwin Sidney Jaffee, MD
Date passed: November 30, 2021
Employment:  Private practice in Silver Spring, Maryland; Chair Otolaryngology Department, National Children’s Hospital

Name: Arnold Schuring, MD
Date passed: December 2, 2021
Employment:  Private practice in Warren, Ohio

Name: Steven A. Issenberg, MD
Date passed: December 20, 2021
Employment:  Private practice in Rhode Island, Georgia, and Lewisburg, West Virginia

Name: Louis D. Lowry, MD
Date passed: December 26, 2021
Employment: Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Name: Paige L. Powers, MD
Date passed: January 3, 2022
Employment: Private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia

Name: Thomas Alby Graves, MD
Date passed: January 10, 2022
Employment: Private practice in Louisiana and Mississippi

Name: A. Leonard Zimmerman, MD
Date passed: January 13, 2022
Employment: Chief of Staff at Altoona Regional Health System in Altoona, Pennsylvania

Name: Kent T. Christensen, MD
Date passed: January 28, 2022
Employment: Private Practice, Casper, Wyoming


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