• Clarence Flanigan, MD, ’75, Feb. 19
  • James D. Stillerman, MD, ’87, Feb. 25
  • William H. Terry, MD, ’71, March 10
  • Eugene P. Bargeron, MD, ’59, March 10
  • Thomas W. Jackson, MD, ’82, March 20
  • Robert E. Tanner, MD, ’61, March 23
  • Reuben J. Smith, MD, ’64, March 26
  • Daniel J. Kleinman, MD, ’89, March 30
  • Jeremy S. Miller, MD, ’03, Apr. 4
  • Terrell L. Davis, MD, ’63, Apr. 6
  • Alfred M. Zimmerman, MD, ’57, Apr. 13
  • Fred A. Trest, MD, ’68, Apr. 25
  • Ralph W. Hajosy, MD, ’58, Apr. 30
  • Elizabeth M. Heimburger, MD, ’67, May 6
  • Lionel D. Meadows, MD, ’94, May 7
  • Frank C. Robert, MD, ’67, May 24
  • Thomas J. Ferrell, MD, ’58, June 18
  • James E. Smith, MD, ’68, June 18
  • Henry A. Wilkinson, MD, ‘60, June 28
  • Timothy S. Holdredge, MD, ‘88, June 30
  • Karen A. Yeh, MD, ‘88, July 18
  • Donald H. Manning, MD, ‘66, July 25
  • James V. Shanni, MD, ‘00, July 25
  • Charles R. King, MD, ‘68, July 30
  • James L. Cross, MD, ’55, Aug. 30
  • Joseph T. Stubbs, MD, ’63, Sept. 19


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In 2021, Dr. Sessions traveled back to MCG to officially hood Dr. Katrina Hazim. The Sessions and Hazims called themselves a “blended family,” growing close in the years after Dr. Sessions and Katrina’s father, Daniel, who came to Emory in 1975 from Lebanon, were matched through a program that paired foreign students with host families.

George P. Sessions, MD, ’55, a physician who guided the establishment of the anesthesia departments at three Atlanta hospitals, died March 1.

In 2021, he and his wife, Martha, made one of the first gifts to the MCG 3+ Primary Care Pathway Program, an estate gift of $250,000, to support MCG students who graduate medical school in three years and immediately enter a primary care residency program in Georgia. In exchange for their service to rural and underserved Georgia, those students receive a scholarship for their tuition.

He actively mentored friends and employees in a variety of subjects. He approached all with respect and dignity and he tailored his guidance and wisdom to the person and situation. Most recently, he has served as a mentor and guide to one of MCG’s newest graduates, Katrina Hazim, MD, hooding her in 2021.

After graduating from MCG, he served as a medical officer at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and then completed an anesthesiology residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. In 1961, he founded the Department of Anesthesia at DeKalb General Hospital and was chief of that department for 20 years. He also established departments of anesthesia at the Scottish Rite Hospital and the Decatur Hospital, serving as chief of anesthesia for 10 years at each institution.

In addition, he founded DeKalb Anesthesia Associates, P.A. and served as its president for 25 years, retiring in 1997.


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Henry Gordon Davis, MD

Henry Gordon Davis, MD, ’45, a family physician for 47 years in southwest Georgia, died Apr. 23 at age 104.

After a brief stint in the Army following his medical school internship, he practiced family medicine in Sylvester from 1948 until his retirement in 1995. During that time, he delivered 3,465 babies, including two of his daughters and six grandchildren.

In commitment to his community, he built nursing homes in Sylvester, Tifton and Albany between in the mid 1960s.

He and his late wife, Francis, endowed a scholarship to help more generations of physicians choose small towns. The H. Gordon Davis Jr., MD and Francis S. Davis Scholarship Endowment Fund provides scholarships for medical students from southwest Georgia who want to spend their third and/or fourth years of medical school at MCG’s Southwest Campus, based in Albany.

In service to his medical school, he was chairman of the board of the MCG Foundation and president of the MCG Alumni Association.

He was a charter member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and has served on the Georgia Chapter’s board of directors three times, including as president in 1977 and as chairman of the board in 1978.

He won the academy’s Family Physician of the Year award in 1982. He is also the 1980 recipient of the Medical Association of Georgia’s Distinguished Service Award.

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