We Are Saddened to Report the Passing of Society Fellows Who Have Passed Away

Bobby R. Alford, MD, a Triological Society Fellow since 1968, passed award on February 20, 2018.

A tribute to Dr. Alford can be found here.

Sidney S. Feuerstein, MD FACS, a Triological Society Fellow since 1964, passed away on June 14, 2017.

Dr. Feuerstein's obituary can be found here.

Michael E. Glasscock III, MD FACS, a Triological Society Fellow since 1972 and 1997 Southern Section Vice President, passed away on February 21, 2018.

Dr. Glasscock's obituary can be found here.

C. Gary Jackson, MD, a Triological Society Fellow since 1988 passed away on March 22, 2018.

Dr. Jackson's obituary can be found here.

James H. Kelly, MD FACS, a Triological Society Fellow since 1992, passed away on February 8, 2018.

Dr. Kelly's obituary can be found here.

The family is establishing an endowed lecture fund in Dr. Kelly’s name in the Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. If you wish to contribute, please mail your donation to:

Ms. Donna Clare • Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center • Dept of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery • 601 N Caroline St 6th Floor Room 6211 • Baltimore, MD 21287 (make check payable to Johns Hopkins University)

or contribute online here

Robert H. Lofgren, MD FACS, a Triological Society Fellow since 1970, passed away on August 19, 2017.

Dr. Lofgren's obituary can be found here.

J. Gail Neely, MD FACS , a Triological Society Fellow since 1981, passed away on August 20, 2017.

Dr. Craig Buchman's tribute to his colleagues at Washington University: "It is with great sadness that I wanted to let you all know that Dr. Neely passed away on Sunday morning at his home. Gail retired last year after a sterling academic career that spanned 45 years. He is known to many as an icon in the field of Otology-Neurotology and in Otolaryngology in general. He was a master clinician, surgeon, educator, researcher and mentor to numerous individuals in our specialty. I know that we all with miss him dearly, but his legacy and good nature will live on forever.

Dr. Neely's obituary can be found here.

Shokri Radpour, MD FACS a Triological Society Fellow since 1976, 1989 Vice President, Edmund Prince Fowler Award winner for his thesis titled "Organization of the Facial Nerve Nucleus in the Cat", passed away on August 5, 2017.

Dr. Radpour's obituary can be found here.

William H. Saunders, MD a Triological Society Fellow since 1961, 1985 Triological Society President and 1969 Triological Society Middle Section Vice President, passed away on March 5, 2018.

Dr. David Schuller informed us of the passing of one of our long time Fellows and Past Presidents, William H. Saunders, MD. Dr. Saunders served as Vice President of the Middle Section in 1969, and later served the Society as President in 1985. He was a Triological Society Fellow for 57 years, inducted as an Active Fellow in 1961. Dr. Saunders served as a Council member in 1968 and from 1981 through 1983. I am certain many of you recall Dr. Saunders and his wife, Putzi, attending COSM as well as other ENT meetings to work on behalf of the Deafness Research Foundation. Dr. Schuller forwarded the statement below which extols both the clinical and artistic successes of Dr. Saunders.

“William H. Saunders, MD expired at the age of 98 on March 5, 2018. Dr. Saunders was a long time fellow of the Triological Society and served it as a member of the Council and also as the President. After completing his residency at the University of Michigan, he joined the faculty at The Ohio State University where he rose to become Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery until his retirement from that position after 21 years as Chair. He co-authored the Textbook of Otolaryngology with David DeWeese, MD which became the best selling textbook of the specialty for several years. Dr. Saunders was a long serving Director of the American Board of Otolaryngology and served that organization as Vice President. He was also inducted into the American Laryngological Association. Dr. Saunders possessed many non-medical talents including being a registered gemologist. He and his wife, Putzi, combined their artistic talents to design jewelry which was sold at national Otolaryngology meetings to benefit the Deafness Research Foundation. In addition, he was an award winning weaver of tapestries that were initially designed by Putzi. Dr. Saunders was an excellent clinician and teacher whose efforts impacted the lives of thousands of residents and medical students and hundreds of thousands of patients during the course of his illustrious career.”

Dr. Schuller advised that a memorial service will not be held. For those of you who wish to send your condolences to Mrs. Saunders, we are happy to accept cards addressed to her at our office and will forward your condolences to her. Our address is 13930 Gold Circle, Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68144.

Irwin F. Stewart, MD, a Triological Fellow since 1984 whose thesis in 1984 was awarded the Harris P. Mosher Award, passed away on June 5, 2017.

Dr. Stewart's obituary can be found here.

George J. Viscomi, MD, a Triological Fellow since 1976, passed away on December 3, 2017.

Dr. Viscomi's Dearborn Press & Guide obituary can be found here. Condolences to the family can be left here.