Skip to main content

obituary Archives

Rheumatology’s Fuchs remembered for dedication to medicine, family

Oct. 30, 2019—Howard Fuchs, MD, professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, died unexpectedly Oct. 28. He was 64.

Read more


Breast cancer research pioneer Page remembered

Oct. 24, 2019—David Page, MD, former professor of Pathology and Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, whose work revolutionized the assessment of breast cancer risk, died in Nashville on Thursday, Oct. 17. He was 78.

Read more


VUMC mourns loss of renowned scientist Jane Park

Aug. 21, 2019—Jane Park, PhD, an active member of the Vanderbilt University faculty for 60 years and widow of pioneering diabetes researcher Charles Rawlinson “Rollo” Park, MD, died Aug. 19 in Nashville. She was 94.

Read more


Oates recalled as iconic leader, physician, scientist

Aug. 1, 2019—John Oates, MD, an internationally known physician at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a founding father of the discipline of Clinical Pharmacology, died Tuesday (July 30) in Nashville after a short illness. He was 87.

Read more


Alice Ingram Hooker, longtime supporter of VUMC and Children’s Hospital, dies at 85

Jul. 24, 2019—Alice Ingram Hooker, a longtime supporter of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and former chair of their boards, died July 23 after an extended illness.

Read more


Former Pharmacology chair Hardman remembered as gifted scientist, educator, mentor

Jul. 2, 2019—Joel Hardman, PhD, an internationally recognized scientist and educator who chaired the Department of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine from 1975 to 1990, died June 30, 2019 in Hoosick Falls, New York, after a lengthy illness. He was 85.

Read more


VUMC mourns loss of pioneering pediatric surgeon, philanthropist Holcomb

Jul. 1, 2019—George Holcomb Jr., MD, clinical professor of Surgery, emeritus, champion of the creation of a children’s hospital at Vanderbilt, and former executive director of Medical Alumni Affairs, died June 28. He was 97.

Read more


Vanderbilt mourns loss of VMAA president and diversity pioneer, W. Bedford Waters, MD

May. 30, 2019—W. Bedford Waters, MD, current president of the Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association and the second African American to graduate from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), died May 25. He was 71.

Read more


VUMC Mourns the Passing of Howard W. Jones III, MD

Mar. 12, 2019—Howard W. Jones III, MD, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, former chair of the department and a world-renowned researcher into the causes and treatment of gynecologic cancer, died unexpectedly in his sleep on Saturday, March 9. He was 76.

Read more


Vanderbilt mourns cancer researcher Stephen Hann

Mar. 7, 2019—Stephen Hann, PhD, professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, died Feb. 27. He was 67.

Read more


VUMC mourns loss of longtime supporter Ann Robinson

Nov. 26, 2018—Ann Allen Robinson, 86, died at her home on Friday, Nov. 23 after a lengthy illness.

Read more


Colleen Conway-Welch, nursing education pioneer and emerita dean, has died

Oct. 12, 2018—Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, CNM, FAAN, FACNM, who during her 29 years as dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing transformed nursing education at Vanderbilt and nationally, died Oct. 12 following a courageous battle with cancer.

Read more


Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

more