Jay Donald Ostrow, MD
Dr. Ostrow suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on January 9, 2013 at the age of 83. Don was born in New York, NY on January 1, 1930.
Don obtained his BS in Chemistry at Yale in 1950 and his MD degree at Harvard 4 years later. He then went to the University College in London in 1969-70 where he obtained the title of Magister Scientiae in Biochemistry in 1970 under the tutelage of Barbara Billing. His postgraduate training exposed him to the best of medical training moving from John Hopkins to Harvard Medical School where he became chief research fellow in the lab directed by Rudi Schmid, one of the fathers of modern bilirubin science. Read the full obituary.
Antony F. McDonagh, PhD
Dr. McDonagh, a distinguished member of AASLD and the Gastrointestinal Research Unit at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) died on October 22, 2012 at the age of 74. His groundbreaking clinical research on bilirubin produced a non-toxic remedy for neonatal jaundice. Only days before his passing, McDonagh received the Neonatal Landmark Award at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Read the full memorial at UCSF.
Caroline Armistead Riely, MD
Councilor-at-Large 1997 – 1998
Women’s Health Representative, 2003-2005
Nominating Committee 1999
Dr. Caroline Armistead Riely was professor emerita of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee, died December 13, 2012 at Westminster Canterbury in Richmond, Va. Dr. Riely was born on February 1, 1944, to Jean Roy Jones Riely and John W. Riely of Richmond. Her family has lived in Virginia since 1643 and an ancestor served as governor. Read the full obituary. Also read the stirring tribute written by Adrian Reuben, MBBS, FRCP, FACG.
R. Palmer Beasley, MD
Dr. R. Palmer Beasley, an epidemiologist who discovered that hepatitis B is easily transferred from mothers to infants during childbirth, confirmed the role of the virus in causing liver cancer and saved millions of lives by helping to persuade world health officials to include a vaccine for the virus in its global recommendations for immunizations, died on August 25. 2012 at his home in Houston. He was 76. Read the full obituary.
Joseph B. Kirsner, MD, PhD
Renowned gastroenterologist Joseph B. Kirsner, MD, PhD, the Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago, died from kidney failure at his home in Chicago on July 7, 2012. He was 102. Read the full obituary.
Nelson Fausto, MD
Dr. Nelson Fausto, Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Washington, died on April 2, 2012 of multiple myeloma. His research focused on liver development and regeneration, stem cells and hepatic cell lineages, hepatocellular carcinoma, and hepatitis C. For more information on Dr. Fausto's life and work see the UW website.
E. Anthony Jones, MD
Dr. E. Anthony (Tony) Jones, the former Chief of the Liver Diseases Section, NIH and a long-term active member of AASLD, died suddenly and unexpectedly on January 23, 2012. Tony was 74 and living with his wife Rosemary in semi-retirement in Winchester, UK.
Tony received his medical degree from the University of Birmingham, UK and did post-graduate work in Birmingham and later in London at the Hammersmith Hospital, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, and the Royal Free Hospital, where he was appointed as a research fellow and later Lecturer in Medicine with Professor Dame Sheila Sherlock. He worked under the research mentorship of Dr. Victor Rosenoer at the Royal Free Hospital on urea nitrogen and albumin metabolism in liver disease... Read the full obituary.
Francis Simon, MD