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Obituaries

From the February ACP Internist, copyright 2013 by the American College of Physicians

S. William Ross, MD, FACP

S. William Ross, MD, FACP, Arkansas’s first hematologist and also a rheumatologist, oncologist and clinical pathologist, died on Dec. 3, 2012, at the age of 90.

Dr. Ross graduated from Syracuse University College of Medicine in 1946. After his internship and two years in the Navy, he moved to Little Rock, Ark., in 1949, where he completed his residency. He soon became a full-time faculty member at what is now the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

In July of 1959, Dr. Ross, along with three other physicians, performed the first bone marrow transplant in the state. In 1961, he co-founded the Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic, the first single-specialist clinic in the state. He was also a founder and past president of the Arkansas Blood and Cancer Society, a founding member of the Southwest Oncology Group, and chairman of the medical and scientific committee of the Arkansas chapter of the American Red Cross. In 1990, Ross became chief of the hematology-oncology department at the Veterans Administration hospital.

Dr. Ross was a Fellow of the College and received the Arkansas Chapter’s Laureate award.

Carlos Moros Ghersi, MD, MACP

Carlos Moros Ghersi, MD, MACP, former governor for ACP’s Venezuela Chapter, died on Jan. 9, 2013, at the age of 78.

Dr. Moros Ghersi graduated from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1958 and served as the school’s dean of the faculty of medicine from 1971 to 1975 and rector from 1980 to1984. He was also practiced and taught in the internal medicine department of Hospital Vargas and at Vargas Medical School. He served as president of the Sociedad Venezolana de Medicina Interna and founded the journal Revista de Medicina Interna. He also held senior positions in national political life, including as a senator.

He served as Governor for the ACP Venezuela Chapter from 2005 to 2009.

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