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Charles Theodore Dotter, M.D : 1920-1985

died he in Dr. Dotter, following was a 1941 1944 Israel 32, his from Dr. Health death. founder a long graduate Cornell, Dotter and foremost pioneer University. trained of He intervenreceived and tional radiology, Born in Boston, his later ography. of Radiology a position Charles essence he had medical worked In degree with 1952, illness. of Duke where a pioneer became he in radiology angiocardiDepartment of Medicine, a grasp of the School spirit, Steinberg, of intravenous chairman at age Oregon until intense at the he held had an Sciences curiosity, University a bold intellectual solutions without of the of problems “never done and their anything which wondering eluded others. He often said whether it could be done and had for brilliant. the insight developing he Angiographers to modify percutaneous the better.” His innovations had often crossed stenotic technique for therapy. transluminal developing ventional using his were fundamental arteries; he alone While best known angioplasty techniques radiology. original (the “Dotter Procedure”), and equipment that spanned He designed balloon dilation system, wrote on the an early advocate percutaneously coined, he was at the fore in the gamut on intercatheters even while diagnosis and low-dose fibrinoendovascular first true intervenknew sense coaxial intravascular of local introduced was the treatment of hemmorhage, was lytic therapy, and developed prostheses. Long before the term was tional radiologist. Charles’s public persona was forceful, him personally valued his friendliness, of were even abrasive, but genuine modesty, he those who and bright humor. His concern for illustrated patients when and tape and dramatically sure sense reported recordings the silence He of the crux of a problem on two contrast media; of the during lectured of many cries of patients injections of a internationally, medical societies, America he was across Jane Charles Theodore 1920-1985 Dotter, M.D. forgoing injected painless Dr. was a routine lecture, he with a painful contrast one Dotter authored an the and for the the gold elected medals American Nobel over played agent 300 publications. and a medalist Radiologic of Radiology Medicine. a member, Fellow, of the College Prize in including (RSNA) nominated Charles the world, Charles Huntington Society of North (ACR). In 1978, was an avid outdoorsman, climbed many difficult peaks and wrote on mountaineering. is survived by his wife Pamela, a son Jeffry, two daughters and Barbara Allyn, and two brothers Richard and John. of us who knew imagination, Charles concern, will and deeply miss insight. his friendship, THOMAS A. Those enthusiasm, optimism, Sos, M.D. Dr. Erling disease. Earling sity He of Sigurd S. Tobiassen Tobiassen where his in medical Copenhagen certified professor He was died December 20, 1984, from end-stage renal 1905, in Frederickshaven, Copenhagen, continued was born into a minister’s Denmark. His early education he eventually earned his education hospitals with affiliated State at the the Danish residencies with Board of University and family November 22, was at the UniverM.D. degree in 1931. in the both surgery 1944 and until and from university radiology 1940. He was was assistant 1944 to 1955. by the Danish of radiology a member of of the Scandanavian was awarded Hospital a teacher Linda Radiology in of Copenhagen the Nordic Foundation. Scholarship, and in Radiological which 1955 he he Societies and a fellow In 1952, Dr. Tobiassen spent His at the sterling American a Fullbright in Los became White Memorial qualities as Angeles. recognized, accepted the invitation the College of Medical began In the of Loma Evangelists) University to join the School of Medicine faculty in radiology. he was by his students. and teaching was certified his (then He thus by the in strong of a career in radiology in 1960, as soon as he became Board of of Radiology. Medicine faculty School the United an American He and his was States. citizen, regarded by and resident hospitals American highly especially colleagues His excellent. a member in the ma AmerMuderM.D. background in anatomy made Dr. Tobiassen was a consultant student in many numerous professional societies. He was awarded a fellowship ican College of Radiology in 1981. He is survived by his lovely wife, Jensi; three daughters, spach, Lillian Reinhold, and Elvi Olesen, and nine grandchildren. WALTER L. STILSON. Erling S. Tobiassen #{149} Radiology September http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Radiology Radiological Society of North America, Inc.

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