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In Memoriam

Richard Leonards, MD

Dr. Richard Leonards, a retired pediatrician who served on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) for 23 years, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. He was 88.

A California native, his passion for medicine led him to UCLA for his undergraduate studies and Stanford University for his medical degree. Dr. Leonards also served on the Board of Directors for the California Pacific Medical Center and as Vice Chief of Pediatrics and Acting Chief of Pediatrics.

Jerry Umanos, MD

Dr. Jerry Umanos, 57, a Chicago pediatrician who was a volunteer at the Cure International Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, when a security officer began shooting hospital personnel, according to news reports. Two other physicians were killed and at least one person was wounded in the attack.

Dr. Umanos had volunteered at the Cure hospital in Afghanistan for nine years, treating children and helping train Afghan doctors. CURE is a network of charitable hospitals and surgical programs in 29 countries that delivers medical care to children and families with treatable conditions.

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