Williams Amols, M.D., the retired neurologist-in-chief at Bassett Healthcare, died April 20, 2004.
He was on the faculty of the Neurological Institute from 1953 until moving to Bassett in 1969.
A clinical professor of neurology at P&S since 1978, he retired in 1982.
He was a graduate of the NYU medical school.
Joe H. Cannon, M.D., pediatrician-in-chief at Bassett Healthcare from 1967 to 1986, died Nov. 5, 2004.
He was assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at P&S.
Sidney Carter, M.D., a preeminent neurologist who established the nation's first training program in child neurology and was one of the founders of pediatric neurology, died Jan. 16, 2005.
He was the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor Emeritus of Neurology and Pediatrics and had been director of pediatric neurology at Babies Hospital from 1951 to 1978.
Dr. Carter joined the P&S faculty in 1948 and became the third chief of pediatric neurology at the Neurological Institute.
Dr. Bernard Sachs and others in the 1930s gave birth to pediatric neurology as a new area of expertise, and Dr. Carter built on this progress by establishing training and certification guidelines.
In 1965 he received the first NIH pediatric neurology training grant. He was instrumental in the 1968 decision by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology to grant certification in pediatric neurology.
He is credited with making Columbia the center of child neurology in the United States for more than 25 years.
He served as president of both the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association.
Robert H. Heissenbuttel, M.D., clinical professor of medicine in the cardiology division, died in January 2005.
He graduated from P&S in 1963 and trained in medicine and cardiology at Columbia before joining the cardiology faculty in 1969.
George Hyman, M.D., a 1945 P&S graduate, died in March 2005.
Dr. Hyman had a long career as a clinician, educator, and clinical researcher in the Department of Medicine as an associate clinical professor with specialty focus in hematology and oncology.
George McCormack, M.D., who spent his long career as a member of the Department of Medicine faculty, died Jan. 25, 2005, of cancer.
After graduating from P&S in 1948, Dr. McCormack trained at Presbyterian as intern and resident, becoming chief resident in 1953.
He was in practice for 52 years before his retirement in 2002 as associate clinical professor of medicine at P&S.
The Robert A. Savitt and George H. McCormack Award is given each year to a graduating medical student who exemplifies his medical skill, consideration, understanding, and compassion. He was once dubbed by his peers as "the Doctor's Doctor."
William B. Seaman, M.D., chairman of the Department of Radiology for 26 years, died June 7, 2004.
A Harvard medical graduate, Dr. Seaman joined the P&S faculty in 1956, serving as department chairman until 1982.
He remained an active member of the department for several more years as Picker Professor Emeritus of Radiology.
Dr. Seaman helped the department maintain a prominent position in the world and he became one of the most accomplished radiologists of his era.
Widely published, his first papers began to appear near the end of his formal training and he continued to publish throughout his career.
Although he is remembered primarily as a gastrointestinal radiologist, his research spanned many radiological topics.
David E. Wilder, Ph.D., an expert in survey research, died Dec. 22, 2004.
Although he was retired from Columbia's Stroud Center for the Study of Quality of Life, he was still active in scholarly work.
He spent more than 40 years at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in studies that covered the epidemiology of functioning in older populations, cross-cultural and cross-national comparisons of rates of depression and dementia, rural housing for elders, and development of assessment techniques for mental illness in elders.
Other Faculty Deaths
Jacob A. Arlow, M.D., lecturer in psychiatry and a faculty member at the Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, died in May 2004.
Alice Frankel, M.D., lecturer in psychiatry and a faculty member at the Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, died in November 2004.
She also was a P&S graduate. See page 37 for more information.
Class of 1933
Retired general practitioner JOHN J. MCLAUGHLIN died Aug. 8, 2003, at age 95.
During World War II, Dr. McLaughlin served at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C., and was later assigned as a surgeon for the First Battalion Medical Detachment, part of the 5307th Composite Unit, also known as "Merrill's Marauders."
He served valiantly, continuing to perform surgery under extremely difficult conditions during the retreat from Burma.
Dr. McLaughlin was awarded the Combat Medical Badge, a Presidential Unit Citation, and a Bronze Star for exemplary service.
Dr. McLaughlin practiced for many years in Buffalo, N.Y.
An "old-fashioned" family doctor, he made house calls as late as 2 a.m.
Survivors include six daughters, two sons, 14 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Class of 1936
KERMIT G. DWORK, a past president of the
New York Society of Tropical Medicine, died Aug. 25, 2004.
A resident of Queens for close to a half a century, Dr. Dwork pursued an internal medicine practice with emphasis on tropical medicine.
He taught at various times on the faculties of Columbia's school of public health, State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Dwork served with the U.S.
Army stationed at Walter Reed General, Schick General, and 167th General hospitals during and immediately following World War II.
Among his kindnesses to his medical alma mater, Dr. Dwork donated a research microscope to P&S in 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, and a son.
Class of 1937
RAYMOND L. HOGAN, a retired psychiatrist, died Oct. 9, 2004. Dr. Hogan had been affiliated with St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C.
He served as an army medic and saw action in the South Pacific during World War II.
Following his retirement from practice in 1975, he volunteered for Catholic Relief Services, Meals on Wheels, and other organizations.
Dr. Hogan also wrote poetry, painted, and sculpted. Preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, he is survived by a daughter, two sons, and three grandchildren.
Class of 1938
MAURICE J. MOORE, a retired general surgeon, died Aug. 8, 2004, of a pulmonary embolism.
Dr. Moore served during World War II as a U.S. Army medical officer assigned to the 45th Evacuation Hospital.
He participated in campaigns in Normandy, the Ardennes, the Rhineland, and central Europe.
He had a thriving general surgical practice in Freeport, N.Y., and served on the surgical staffs at South Nassau Community and Mercy hospitals.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth, a daughter, four sons, and 10 grandchildren.
Class of 1940
WINONA GOULD CAMPBELL, a former professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado medical school in Denver, died Nov. 3, 2002, at age 92.
Born on a family farm in Danby, Vt., Dr. Campbell grew up helping to milk 50 cows each day.
Her career in medicine was spawned in the barnyard, when, at age 9, she successfully removed a tumor from the neck of a chicken with a sterilized knife and sewed up the wound (the chicken survived).
She first earned a degree in nursing from the Tufts School of Nursing before being admitted to P&S.
With her classmate and husband, Frank Campbell'40, she moved to Denver and joined the faculty of the University of Colorado, rising to the rank of professor.
When one of her children came down with polio, Dr. Campbell focused her energies on the care of children suffering from the disease, helping to organize polio rehabilitation clinics and treatment centers in Colorado and surrounding states.
She later turned her attention to childhood asthma and became the first board-certified allergist in the state.
An award was created in her honor at the Colorado Allergy Society.
Dr. Campbell also helped found the Rocky Mountain Poison Control Center.
An outdoorswoman, she joined her husband on numerous mountain treks in Colorado, Nepal, Greece, Mexico, and Uganda.
Dr. Campbell also cared for children in underserved areas, volunteering on an Indian reservation in South Dakota.
Survivors include her husband, a daughter, two sons, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Retired surgeon CHARLES F. SCHETLIN died of heart failure Oct. 14, 2004, at age 89.
In addition to his private practice, he officiated for more than 25 years as university surgeon in the athletic department and health services of Columbia University.
During World War II he served with the St.
Luke's Unit, 2nd Evacuation Hospital of the Army Medical Corps, earning five battle stars.
Survivors include his wife, Mary, and a son.
Class of 1941
IRENE M. FERRER, a renowned cardiologist who made significant contributions to the development of cardiac catheterization, died from the combined effects of pneumonia and congestive heart failure Nov. 12, 2004, at age 89.
She trained with Nobel laureates Dickinson W. Richards'23 and Andre Cournand at the Columbia Division at Bellevue Hospital, where she was the first woman to serve as chief resident in medicine.
Dr. Richards subsequently recognized her as a key partner in the bench research that led to the refinement of the heart catheter.
She joined the faculty of the Department of Medicine at P&S in 1946, rising to the rank of clinical professor in 1972 and retiring as professor emeritus in 1981.
Dr. Ferrer served for 23 years as director of Presbyterian Hospital's electrocardiography lab, where she helped refine the effectiveness of the electrocardiogram.
Widely published, she also served as editor-in-chief of Current Cardiology and the Journal of the American Medical Women's Association.
A recipient of the Gold Medal for Distinguished Accomplishments in Medicine of the P&S Alumni Association, she was also honored with a Distinguished Service Award from P&S, where a professorship in genderspecific medicine has been created in her name.
Preceded in death by one brother, the distinguished P&S surgeon, Jose Ferrer'38, she is survived by another illustrious brother, actor Mel Ferrer, and by her adopted daughter, Dr. Marianne J. Legato, a professor at P&S.
Class of 1944
CHARLES W. FRANK, a former professor and member of the founding faculty of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, died Nov. 11, 2004.
Formerly a member of the P&S faculty in medicine, Dr. Frank ran the cardiopulmonary laboratory at Presbyterian Hospital and pursued research on the effects of atrial fibrillation on cardiac function with Dr. René Wegria.
At Columbia, he also participated with Drs. Edward Fischel and Charles Ragan on landmark studies comparing the effects of salicylate and adrenal corticosteroid therapy on the clinical manifestations of acute rheumatic fever and valvular heart disease.
At Einstein, Dr. Frank set up and headed the cardiac catheterization lab and became one of the school's pre-eminent clinical faculty in cardiology and cardiovascular physiology.
He served a term as president of the Association of University Cardiologists.
Dr. Frank served as a medical officer in the U.S. Army.
Preceded in death by his wife, Ann, he is survived by two daughters and seven grandchildren.
HENRY A. STRADE, a retired internist, died March 12, 2004. He served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Adrienne, a daughter, a stepdaughter, three sons, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Class of 1945
NATHAN LANE, a distinguished retired professor of surgical pathology at P&S and former co-director of surgical pathology at Presbyterian Hospital, died Dec. 30, 2004.
A member of Alpha Omega Alpha, he was an authority on cancer of the colon.
He delivered the prestigious Arthur Purdy Stout Honorary Lecture to the American Society of Clinical Pathologists in 1975.
He is survived by his wife, Nelle, a daughter, and two sons.
Class of 1946
NICHOLAS M. GREENE, professor emeritus and former chairman and founder of anesthesiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital, who was recognized as one of the founding fathers of modern anesthesiology, died Dec. 28, 2004, at age 82.
Dr. Greene served with the U.S. Navy Medical Corps from 1947 to 1949.
A longtime faculty member at Harvard Medical School, he later moved to the University of Rochester School of Medicine, where he chaired the Department of Anesthesiology before moving to Yale.
The author of several highly respected books and 200 articles, he served for many years as editor of Anesthesiology and of Anesthesia and Analgesia, the two leading American journals in the field.
His research interests included physiologic changes associated with regional and local anesthesia.
A past president of the Association of University Anesthesiologists and an honorary fellow of the Faculty of Anaesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, he received many honors and awards, including the Columbia University Bicentennial Silver Medal, the Swedish Society of Anesthesiologists Medal, the Massachusetts General Hospital Trustees Award, and the Koller Gold Medal of the European Society of Regional Anesthesia.
He had long contributed his time and expertise to teaching on several anesthesia faculties in East Africa.
He also provided medical service on numerous voyages of the U.S.S. Hope.
Following his retirement from Yale, he founded and served as the first director of the Overseas Teaching Program of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research.
In this capacity he established teaching programs at the University of Zambia and the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center in Moshi, Tanzania.
An endowed chair was established in his name at Yale to honor his legacy.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, a daughter, and two sons.
|Nicholas M. Greene'46|
Class of 1949
ALEXANDER J. POVALSKI, a retired thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon from Rumson, N.J., died April 13, 2004.
A former member of the clinical faculty of surgery at Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia, Dr. Povalski belonged to a group surgical practice and was affiliated with Riverview and Monmouth medical centers in New Jersey.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara, a daughter, and a son.
|Alexander J. Povalski'49|
Class of 1951
DONALD A. SENHAUSER, former professor and chairman of pathology at Ohio State University at Columbus and a past president of the College of American Pathologists, died Sept. 2, 2004.
A distinguished member of the Ohio State faculty, a chair in pathology was endowed there in his honor.
The author of numerous publications in his field, he worked toward the worldwide standardization of the terminology of pathology.
His other honors included the CAP Pathologist of the Year Award and the Frank W. Hartmann M.D. Memorial Award.
An honor graduate of the U.S. Navy School of Aviation Medicine, he served for several years as a flight surgeon in the Far East and later with the U.S. Naval Reserve.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, two sons, and four grandchildren.
|Donald A. Senhauser'51|
Class of 1953
ALICE KROSS FRANKEL, director emerita and former chief psychiatrist of the Child Development Center of the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, died Nov. 12, 2004.
Dr. Frankel had been a professor of psychiatry at Cornell University and a member of the attending staff at New York Hospital- Westchester Division.
Among other volunteer activities, she counseled refugees seeking asylum in the United States on behalf of Human Rights First.
Preceded in death by her husband, the Hon.
Marvin E. Frankel, she is survived by three daughters and a son.
MARIAN E. MOLTHAN, a pediatric cardiologist, died Oct. 10, 2004, at age 76.
A former member of the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Molthan practiced for many years in Phoenix, Ariz., where she was chief of pediatric cardiology at Children's Rehabilitation Services Program.
She also was affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and the Indian Health Service.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Molthan was an accomplished horsewoman, with a record of 10 consecutive finishes in the Tevus Cup in California.
She also participated in and finished ninth out of 100 participants in the 3,000-mile-long Great American Horse Race across the country on back trails.
She is survived by nieces and nephews.
Class of 1959
Belated word has been received of the April 3, 2001, death of MACLYN E. WADE, professor emeritus of ob/gyn at the University of California at Los Angeles.
He is survived by a son and a daughter.
|Maclyn E. Wade'59|
Class of 1962
Ophthalmologist JOEL A. KRAUT, founder of the Vision Rehabilitation Center at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, died Dec. 8, 2004.
Dr. Kraut devoted his career to the care of patients with permanent vision impairment.
Following his residency at Bellevue hospital, Dr. Kraut served in the U.S. Air Force and joined the staff at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.
In establishing the vision rehab center in 1985, Dr. Kraut took a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
Fathoming that permanent vision loss had profound psychological and social, as well as medical, implications for the patient, he gathered a team of ophthalmologists, social workers, and occupational therapists to offer care, comfort, and practical help in adapting to the loss.
Dr. Kraut also taught on the faculties of Tufts and Harvard medical schools and pursued a private practice.
Survivors include his wife, Ellie, a daughter, a son, and two grandchildren.
|Joel A. Kraut'62|
Class of 1984
STEPHEN Z. MILLER, the Arnold P. Gold
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at P&S and director of the pediatric emergency room at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, was killed in a plane crash near Kirksville, Mo., on Oct. 19, 2004.
The cause of the crash of the plane, which was en route from St. Louis, is not known. He was traveling to the Midwest on behalf of the Gold Foundation to promulgate values of humanism and professionalism in medicine, values dear to his heart and central to his teaching and practice.
Dr. Miller was one of the best-loved teachers in the school, the recipient of the Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, and, on several occasions, Teacher of the Year as voted by students.
A pediatrician to the bone, when asked on an alumni questionnaire to cite his most memorable experiences after medical school, he replied with a single word: "Children."
Dr. Miller is survived by his wife, Dodi Meyer, M.D., a daughter, and two sons.
Class of 1985
LARRY S. BERNARDO, professor and vice chair of the Department of Neurology and professor of neurosurgery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, died Dec. 28, 2004, of complications from treatment for a spinal cord tumor.
An expert on the basic mechanisms of epilepsy and the author of more than 100 peerreviewed papers, Dr. Bernardo's competence and commitment stretched from bench to bedside.
Director and founder of the epilepsy center at SUNY Downstate, he supervised clinical trials and established an epilepsy monitoring unit.
He was listed in "Best Doctors in America."
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte, his mother, and a brother.
Francis C. Edmonds 3rd, son of FRANCIS C. EDMONDS'43D, has contacted P&S to correct the Spring 2002 issue's information on his father.
Dr. Edmonds died July 22, 2001.
He is survived by two sons, two daughters, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
The Spring 2002 issue incorrectly listed his wife, Grace, as a survivor. She died in 1994.