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In Memoriam

Dr. Richard Burnstine, 1931-2017

Richard Burnstine, MD, of Glencoe, IL, died in February. Dr. Burnstine was a general pediatrician in private practice for more than 50 years. 

He began volunteering with the ABP in 1972 as an Oral Examiner and served many years in that role.  He also served on various Certifying Examination Committees from 1989-2000. 

Dr. Solomon A. Kaplan, 1924–2017

Dr. Solomon KaplanRenowned UCLA pediatric endocrinologist Solomon Alexander Kaplan, MD, a former subboard member and subboard chair at the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), died at home on Jan. 2, 2017.

Dr. Howard Allen Pearson, 1929 - 2016

I am deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of Dr. Howard A. Pearson.   Dr.

Dr. Nanci Yuan, 1968 - 2016

Dr. Nanci YuanNanci Yuan, M.D., former pediatric pulmonology subboard member to the American Board of Pediatrics, died on July 1, 2016 after a 12-month battle with colon cancer.

Dr. Sherrel Leyton Hammar, 1931 - 2016

Sherrel Leyton Hammar, MD, former committee and board member of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), died May 17, 2016, in Honolulu, HI. He was 84. 

Dr. Laurence Finberg, 1923 - 2016

Laurence "Larry" Finberg, M.D., former Board of Directors member and Emeritus of the American Board of Pediatrics, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2016, in San Francisco, CA. He was 92.

Dr. Finberg became involved with the American Board of Pediatrics in 1969 and served until 1993. During his time with the ABP, Dr. Finberg served two six-year terms on the Board of Directors, and chaired the board twice, in 1978 and 1987.

Dr. Melvin Earl Jenkins, Jr. 1922 - 2015

Melvin Earl Jenkins, Jr., M.D, former Vice President of the Board of Directors at the American Board of Pediatrics, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2015 in Silver Spring, Maryland. He was 93.

Dr. Grace Susan Wolff 1938 – 2015

For many years, Dr. Susan Grace Wolff volunteered her time and expertise to the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). She served as a Subboard Representative on the Board of Directors, was chair of the Cardiogology Subboard, and was a consultant to the Cardiology Subboard.

Dr. Wolff passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, July 16, 2015.

The ABP Remembers Russell Chesney, MD

It is with deepest sadness that we inform you that our colleague, Russell W. Chesney, MD, Le Bonheur Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and formerly Chair, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center passed today.

Dr. William L. London IV 1930 - 2014

Dr. William L. London IV treated generations of children in Durham, NC, for more than 40 years. He generously volunteered countless hours to the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) over two decades. In 2000, he received the Distinguished Service Award from his alma mater, the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Dr. London died Oct. 20, 2014, just days before his 84th birthday.

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