|Birth: ||Dec. 13, 1933|
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 2011|
Hilton Head Island
South Carolina, USA
Partial Obituary from The Kansas City Star, April 03, 2011 page B4----
Hugh was born in Atchison, Kansas on December 13, 1933, and was a graduate of Atchison High School and the University of Kansas. Hugh was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was a member of the Univerisity of Kansas Debate Team, and in 1954 won first place at the National Collegiate Debate Championship at West Point, NY. The following year he was awarded Best Speaker out of 82 contestants. Hugh served two years in the Air Force before entering the University of Kansas Medical School.After earning his medical degree, and finishing his internship and residency, Hugh conpleteted his fellowship in Cardiology. He was Board Cerfified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, and was proud of his elected membership into the honorary medical fraternity Alpha Omega Alpha.
Hugh practiced medicine for 35 years and also enjoyed teaching. He founded Mid-America Cardiology Associates with one partner, and retired 25 years later with 23 partners. Hugh served as Chairman of the St. Luke's Hospital Cardiovascular Department and as Cardiology Section Chief of the Internal Medicine Residency Program for St. Luke's Hospital and the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC). He was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a Clinical Professor at UMKC. He was a National Finalist for the American Heart Association Teacher Award and a recipient of the St. Luke's Teacher of the year Award. In 1988, Hugh was voted Best Cardiologist in the greater Kansas City area. Hugh was a pioneer in the study of lipids and cholesterol, and he created an innovatative Lipid Clinic which he directed for twelve years. During his career, he published numerous scientific and clinical articles. Hugh enjoyed taking care of patients and never once complained about going to the hospital at any time-day or night.
Hugh held a facination for horticulture from the time he was a little boy until last year of life. After a day of caring for patients, he headed straight to the garden, still in suit and tie, to check on his flowers. Hugh combined his interest in public speaking with his passion for learning by starting the cultural lecture series, Cabbages and Kings. He was also an avid writer of songs, poems and fiction.
He is survived by his wife; two sons; one daughter; and a step-son and step-daughter. He was previously married and divorced.
Hubert Harvey Bell (1902 - 1996)
Mildred Charlotte Mangelsdorf Bell (1904 - 1996)
Johnson County Chapel and Memorial Gardens
Plot: Garden of Apostle, Lot 9 Space D
Created by: Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle
Record added: Mar 05, 2012
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