|Birth: ||Jan. 3, 1924|
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 2003|
DR. FOUAD A. BASHOUR noted cardiologist and Ashbel Smith professor of medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, died early Wednesday morning, January 1, 2003.
Dr. Bashour joined Southwestern in 1959 after receiving his M.D. degree from the American University of Beirut and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota. He began his distinguished career at Southwestern as an instructor of internal medicine. He developed a basic and clinical research program that focused on the cardiovascular system. He amassed over 200 scientific and medical publications and is listed in Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Who's Who in Science and Engineering and 1000 Leaders of World Influence. Dr. Bashour was also a philanthropist, establishing the Fouad A. and Val Imm Bashour Distinguished Chair in Physiology to help young faculty develop innovative research programs and to provide other faculty with opportunities to explore new research areas. As a result of his dedication to scientific and medical education, Dr. Bashour was awarded the Ashbel Smith professorship in 1999. He also established the Fouad A. and Val Imm Bashour Fund for Distinguished Lecturers in Physiology to bring a prominent scientist to the Southwestern campus each year to present research findings that are on the cutting edge of science. This past year marks the 27th anniversary of the Bashour Lectureship.
He is survived by his wife, Val Imm Bashour; one brother, J. Bashour; a sister, Mrs. H. Mikhael; four nephews. Dr. George Mikhael, Dr. A. Mikhael, George Bashour and Fouad Bashour; one niece, Dr. Anne Marie Bashour Daher and her husband, Dr. George Daher; two great nieces, Gabriella and Alexandra Daher, and three other nieces Mary Ann, Valerie, and Georgina Bashour. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Burton Combes, Eldred LaRue, Captain Robert Courtin, Ross Berry, Frank Stephen Carter, and James B. Williams.
Visitation will be Friday, January 3, from 9 am to 9 pm at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home on Northwest Highway. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, January 4, at the Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home Chapel on Northwest Highway with burial following. Dan Duncan will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fouad A. and Val Imm Bashour Distinguished Chair in Physiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, Texas.
Published in Dallas Morning News on January 5, 2003
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