Noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Hunt passes

Written by Eric Oliver | December 29, 2017 | Print  |

Baltimore-based orthopedic surgeon Thomas Hunt, MD, 90, died of kidney failure Dec. 24, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Dr. Hunt was in the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II shortly after the surrender of Japan. After returning to the U.S., he earned his medical degree from College Park-based University of Maryland.


Dr. Hunt met his wife while working at Baltimore-based Mercy Hospital. He then completed a residency at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Hunt practiced at several Baltimore-based hospitals.


He eventually became Baltimore-based Harbor Hospital Center's chief of orthopedic surgery.


Dr. Hunt had a particular passion for treating pediatric patients, especially those suffering from physical disorders.


He served in several leadership roles and received numerous honors throughout his career.


In his personal life, Dr. Hunt was an avid historian. He served as an unofficial historian at MedChi, the state medical society. In 2008, MedChi created a lecture series in his honor.


He is survived by several family members.


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