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Spring 2020: In Memoriam

Spring 2020: In Memoriam

School of Medicine

1949

Capt. Ernest F. Latham, of San Diego, a decorated, 32-year career U.S. Navy officer with tours of duty throughout the United States and overseas, including Vietnam, died on Dec. 26, 2019. He was 94. Entering the Navy, Latham, a gynecologist and obstetrician, “assisted the stork” on thousands of occasions, was a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and earned a Bronze Star, Combat “V” and RVN Gallantry Cross during his service in Vietnam. He retired from the Navy in 1977.

1959

Menelaos A. Aliapoulios, of Weston, Massachusetts, a surgical oncologist who served on the medical school faculties of Harvard and the University of Massachusetts, and was chief of surgery at both Cambridge and Saint Vincent hospitals in Worchester for 15 years, died on Feb. 3, 2020. He was 89. A Navy veteran of the Korean War, Aliapoulios was a widely published expert in breast and colon cancer, as well as part of the team that discovered thyrocalcitonin, a previously unknown hormone. Aliapoulios also was a visiting professor in Russia, Kenya and Shanghai.

1964

David C. Levin, of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, longtime professor and chair of radiology at Thomas Jefferson University — as well as a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot — died on Jan. 15, 2020, of head trauma after experiencing cardiac arrest at home. He was 85. From 1986 to 2002, Levin was the leader of radiological services at Jefferson. He established the Center for Research on Utilization of Imaging Services at Jefferson, and in 2008, an endowed chair was created in his name. An expert in vascular imaging and a prolific researcher on imaging utilization trends, he received gold medals from the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, the Association of University Radiologists and the Society of Interventional Radiology.

1965

William E. Woodward, of Oxford, Maryland, an epidemiologist and infectious disease expert whose research on diarrheal diseases had a worldwide impact, died of leukemia at his home on Nov. 16, 2019. He was 80. The son of Theodore E. Woodward, an internationally known University of Maryland infectious diseases expert, Woodward followed in his father’s footsteps and earned an international reputation of his own. From 1967 to 1970, he served with the Epidemic Intelligence Service and the National Communicable Disease Center, now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He was a member of a Southeast Asia Treaty Organization team that confirmed the efficacy of oral rehydration therapy, employing water, salt and sugar to bring diarrhea under control in Bangladesh. The therapy had been developed in the 1950s for infants by Harold Harrison (1908–89) and Laurence Finberg (1923–2016) at what now is Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Woodward was an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins from 1971 to 1973 and held faculty and research positions elsewhere before retiring in 2009.

Former Faculty, Fellows and House Staff

Evan Calkins (HS, medicine, 1945–50), of Hamburg, New York, a much-honored gerontologist who was the first chair of the department of medicine at the University of Buffalo, then later the first head of its division of geriatrics and gerontology, died on Jan. 24, 2020. He was 99. In 1951, Calkins joined the Harvard faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital’s arthritis unit, of which he rose to become head. In 1961, he was recruited to UB, where he created a large, nationally funded clinical and basic research program in its new department of medicine. Geriatrics became his focus. UB’s geriatrics and gerontology division began as only one of seven in the nation, and its fellowship program became the largest of its kind.

Frederick H. Linthicum Jr. (HS, otolargyngology, 1949–52), an internationally recognized expert in sensorineural hearing loss and temporal bone histopathology, died on Jan. 1, 2020, in his home in Malibu, California. He was 99. In 1958, he helped establish what now is the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles and founded the Eccles Temporal Bone Laboratory, now the House Histopathic Temporal Bone Laboratory at UCLA. After winning numerous national and international awards for his work, he retired at the age of 96 from positions as a professor-in-residence at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and as a clinical professor of head and neck surgery at USC medical school.

Michael M. Geduldig (HS; fellow, medicine, 1960–62), of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, a former professor of medicine and director of gastroenterology at Hahnemann Medical College, as well as a professor of medicine at Hershey medical school, died on Dec. 13, 2019. He was 89. Establishing a private practice in Harrisburg in 1964, he was the first board-certified gastroenterologist in central Pennsylvania. During his 40-year career, he served in leadership positions at local hospitals, became president of the Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology and belonged to numerous professional organizations.

Theodore L. “Ted” Mobley (HS, urology, 1960–61), of Scottsdale, Arizona, died of leukemia on June 13, 2019. He was 84. A highly regarded member of the Arizona medical profession, he was associated with Affiliated Urologists, a group practice with five locations in the Phoenix and Scottsdale regions. He served on the board of the Maricopa County Medical Society and as president of the medical staff for St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix from 1980 to 1983. In 2003, he joined the Carl T. Hayden Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, where he continued to serve as a urologist until his death.

Richard T. “Tim” Coussons (HS, medicine, 1963–65), of Denver, the former chair of the Department of Medicine at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, died on Dec. 3, 2019. He was 81. A 1963 graduate of the University of Oklahoma medical school, he returned to it following his internship and residency at Johns Hopkins. His leadership roles there also included being chief medical officer and chief operating officer.

Chris P. Tountas (HS, orthopaedic surgery, 1965–68), of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, died on Nov. 26, 2019. A skilled hand surgeon, he received a patent in 1992 for inventing the disposable pneumatic digital tourniquet, used in hand operations. He also served as medical adviser to the 3M Company, which includes surgical products among the large list of the items it manufactures.

William W. Morgan Jr. (HS; fellow, surgery, 1966–68), of Clyde, North Carolina, a nationally acclaimed pediatric surgeon whose life of achievements led to a two-hour 1979 NBC television profile that won an Emmy, died on Dec. 21, 2019, of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 84. Morgan, a protégé of pediatric surgery pioneer Alex Haller ’51, established the pediatric surgical programs at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, and Washoe Medical Center in Reno, Nevada. He also was recognized for developing pediatric surgical techniques still in use.

Jared M. Emery (fellow, ophthalmology, 1967–70), of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, a pioneer in cataract surgery whose patients included Lady Bird Johnson and former President George H.W. Bush, died on Nov. 29, 2019. He was 79. After his fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Emery joined the Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine. He was one of the earliest proponents of the cataract treatment technique phacoemulsification. His 1974 study established the validity of the method, which remains the predominant procedure today.

Pablo E. Dibos (fellow, nuclear medicine, 1969–71), who founded the nuclear medicine departments at Baltimore’s Franklin Square and Good Samaritan hospitals, heading them for three decades, died on Dec. 19, 2019. He was 82. A native of Lima, Peru, he did his postdoctoral medical training at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore and settled here. With nuclear medicine pioneer Henry N. Wagner Jr. ’52, he co-authored the 1978 book Atlas of Nuclear Medicine: Bone. He also helped found and volunteered for years at the Esperanza Center’s health clinic in Baltimore’s Fell’s Point, serving its growing Latino immigrant population.

George H. Thomas (faculty, medicine, pediatrics, pathology, 1969–2014), of Baltimore, who spent his entire 45-year career as a physician/scientist at Johns Hopkins, died on Dec. 12, 2019. He was 83. In addition to his professorships in the school of medicine, which included a faculty appointment in the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, he established and served as director of the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Medical Genetics Laboratory.

Leonor T. Rivera-Calimlim (fellow, pharmacology, 1970), of Bridgewater, New Jersey, who taught for 22 years at the University of Rochester medical school, died on Dec. 2, 2019. She was 92. Born in the Philippines, where she obtained her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, she pursued a U.S. State Department fellowship in clinical pharmacology at Indiana University Health Medical Center from 1963 to 1965. She and her family then moved permanently to the U.S., after she was invited to join the faculty at Rochester. Upon her retirement in 1994, she was named a professor emeritus.

Osmar P. Steinwald Jr. (faculty, surgery, 1971–76), of Hobe Sound, Florida, a former president of the Chicago Society of Plastic Surgeons and one-time chief of the medical staff at Lake Forest Hospital in Illinois, died on Jan. 17, 2020. He was 82. The son of the founding director of The Johns Hopkins University’s alumni relations office, Steinwald began his medical career in Baltimore, but in 1974, he moved to the Chicago area, having done his surgical training at Rush University Medical Center. He maintained a large private practice and volunteered with Interplast, a nonprofit organization that offers medical treatment to impoverished people overseas.

Floyd J. Malveaux (fellow, allergy and clinical immunology, 1976–78), of Ellicott City, Maryland, former dean of the college of medicine and vice provost of health affairs at Howard University, died on Jan. 9, 2020, two days shy of his 80th birthday. A lifelong asthma sufferer, Malveaux’s own condition influenced the path of his medical career. His research findings while a Ph.D. candidate in microbiology at Michigan State University and as a fellow at Johns Hopkins led to the groundbreaking development of omalizumab, a medication that is effective in treating severe asthma. He oversaw the creation of Howard’s National Human Genome Center, which concentrates on genetic variations and their relationships to the causes, prevention and treatment of diseases among African Americans. After retiring from Howard in 2005, Malveaux spent the next decade as executive director of the Merck Childhood Asthma Network.

Ira H. Kolman (faculty, medicine, 1989), of Baltimore, an audiologist and former head of the speech and hearing department at Loyola University of Maryland, died of complications from leukemia on Feb. 21, 2020. He was 77. After earning a Ph.D. in audiology and hearing science — and later a master’s degree in public health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health — Kolman began his career as an audiologist and speech pathologist at Mount St. Agnes College, which later merged with Loyola. He was on its faculty from 1970 to 1985. He joined the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in 1991.

Dean C. Maar (fellow, orthopaedic surgery, 1991), of Indianapolis, was murdered by robbers who invaded his countryside cabin in Brownsburg, Indiana, Nov. 27, 2019, and shot him as he tried to protect his wife. He was 61. Maar was described by colleagues as “the cornerstone” of OrthoIndy, one of the Midwest’s most respected orthopaedic medical groups, with 13 offices throughout Indiana, including its own hospital. Maar was instrumental in establishing the group’s renowned trauma program, spending the bulk of his career treating seriously injured accident victims.

Michael T. Crow (faculty, pulmonary medicine, 2002–16), of Baltimore, an associate professor of medicine and an innovative, inspirational scientist who was director of research in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, died on Dec. 3, 2019, of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 66.

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