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Obituaries

From the February 2001 ACP-ASIM Observer, copyright 2001 by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.

E. Stephen Kurtides, MACP

E. Stephen Kurtides, MACP, a medical educator in the Chicago area, died Oct. 13, 2000. He was 70 years old.

A native of Greece, Dr. Kurtides studied at Columbia University School of Medicine in New York and Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Ill. He worked in private practice in Evanston from 1963 to 1977, when he became chairman of the department of medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital. In 1979, he took the position of medicine department chair and program director of internal medicine at Evanston Hospital. His colleagues estimate that he mentored 800 residents during his career.

In 1998, fellow physicians and patients endowed a $1 million chair in medical education at Evanston Hospital in Dr. Kuritides's honor. He became a College Master in 1999.

Donald E. Smith, FACP

Donald E. Smith, FACP, a former Governor for the Utah Chapter, died July 10, 2000. He was 80 years old.

Born in 1910, Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Utah in 1940 and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 1943. He interned at Chicago's Presbyterian Hospital and served with the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II. He later completed an internal medicine fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Returning to Salt Lake City, Dr. Smith served on the staff of LDS Hospital for more than 40 years before retiring in 1993. He was a founding member of the American Society of Hypertension and served as Governor for the College's Utah Chapter from 1972 to 1977.

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