Anthony Donn, MD, the Edward S. Harkness Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology and longtime chair of ophthalmology at P&S, died April 22, 2016. After graduating from P&S he spent most of his career at Columbia, joining the faculty in 1957. He was named chair of ophthalmology and director of the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute in 1989, serving in both roles until his retirement in 1995. He specialized in diseases of the cornea, and his corneal research program attracted funding from the NIH in 1964 to develop a corneal research and clinical center, which he directed. The Anthony Donn Professorship in Ophthalmic Science was endowed in his honor following his retirement to recognize his 50-year association with Columbia. See more in Alumni In Memoriam, Class of 1951.
Other Faculty Deaths
John Edsall, MD, clinical professor emeritus of medicine, died July 2, 2016.
Takeo Iwamoto, MD, PhD, former faculty member in ophthalmology, died June 28, 2016.
John (Jack) M. Pellock, MD, former faculty member in neurology, died May 6, 2016.
Abraham Spector, PhD, retired professor of ophthalmology, died April 19, 2016.
Dorothy Warburton, MD, professor emeritus of clinical genetics & development (in pediatrics), died April 26, 2016.