In Memoriam

Dr. Bill SchnaperH. William (Bill) Schnaper, Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Pediatrics at Lurie Children’s Hospital, died Nov. 19, 2020, at the age of 70. He was the Irene Heinz Given and John LaPorte Given Research Professor in Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Schnaper served on the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Pediatric Nephrology Subboard for 20 years. During his tenure, he rose to chair the subboard and then served as medical editor for the past…

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Dr. Jimmy L. SimonJimmy L. Simon, MD, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, died June 4, 2020. 

Certified in General Pediatrics, Dr. Simon was a volunteer with the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) for more than 20 years, starting as an oral examiner. He also served on the ABP Board of Directors, Long-Range Planning Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Joint Committee with the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs (AMSPDC), and the Certifying…

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Dr. Thomas R. KinneyThomas R. Kinney, MD, Duke University School of Medicine Wilburt C. Davison Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Chair Emeritus in the Department of Pediatrics, died May 25, 2020. 

Dr. Kinney was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. He had been a volunteer with the ABP since 1992, serving on the Certifying Exam Committee and the Long-Range Planning Committee.

Renowned as a pediatric hematologist, Dr…

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Dazelle Dean Simpson, MD, died Feb. 9, 2020, in Miami. She was 95.

Dr. Simpson was the first African-American pediatrician in Florida to become certified by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). She received her certification in General Pediatrics on Oct. 1, 1957.

A native of Miami, Dr. Simpson graduated from Fisk College in Nashville, TN, in 1945. She earned her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville in 1950. She and her husband, George Simpson, MD, (whom she met at Meharry) moved to Coconut Grove, FL, after graduation, and practiced medicine in the Miami area for more than 40 years. Dr. George Simpson was the first board-certified African-American…

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Dr. Carolyn BridgemohanCarolyn H. Bridgemohan, MD, co-director of the Autism Spectrum Center at the Boston Children’s Hospital and chair of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Developmental-Behavioral Subboard, died Aug. 16, 2019. She was 58.

Dr. Bridgemohan began volunteering with the ABP in 2016. In addition to chairing the Developmental-Behavioral Subboard, she served on the subboard credentials committee until her untimely death. 

An international leader in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Dr.…

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Dr. Linda AnzLinda Harter Anz, MD, a general pediatrician in Auburn, AL, and former American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) volunteer, died June 13, 2019. She was 70.

Dr. Anz practiced pediatric medicine in the Auburn/Opelika metropolitan area for 39 years. For more than 12 years, beginning in 2002, she served on the ABP’s Certifying Exam Committee Group B (later known as the General Pediatrics Exam Committee Group B). Dr. Anz also was a member of the General Pediatrics Pilot testing committee. 

While practicing medicine…

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Dr. Grant Morrow

Grant Morrow III, MD, former chair of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Board of Directors, died May 18, 2019. He was 86.

Dr. Morrow’s contributions to the ABP and the health and care of children were significant. He began volunteering with the ABP in 1980 as an oral examiner. He continued to serve the ABP for many years in numerous roles until 2003. He was a member of the Neonatal-Perinatal Subboard, a member of the Written Examination Committee, liaison to the Subboard of Pediatric…

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Fred G. Smith Jr., MD, former Vice President of Special Programs at the American Board of Pediatrics, died Sept. 1, 2018, in Durham N.C. He was 90.

Dr. Smith was a renowned pediatric nephrologist. A native of California, he completed much of his medical education and career at UCLA. Later, he was Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Director of the Children’s Hospital at the University of Iowa. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He also volunteered with the ABP from 1978–88,…

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Norman TainerDr. Norman Talner of Chapel Hill, NC died on August 17th. Dr. Talner served on the ABP Subboard of Pediatric Cardiology from 1969-1974.  From 1982-1995, he was the Medical Editor of the Pediatric Cardiology Subboard. 

Dr. Talner was born in 1925, and moved shortly thereafter with his family to New Rochelle, NY, where his father opened a jewelry store, which still exists, and where he attended public schools.  In 1943 he entered the University of Michigan…

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Dr. John L. GreenFormer American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) board member John L. Green, MD, 82, of Penfield, N.Y., died March 26, 2017, in Sarasota, Fla. Dr. Green was a general pediatrician in a private practice in Rochester, N.Y., for 34 years.

A memorial service for Dr. Green will be held at Temple B'rith Kodesh in Rochester on Monday, April 3, at 2 pm. The family will receive visitors immediately following the service. For more information, view…

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