Obituaries

Obituaries for Charles B. Roehrig, MD, MACP, and Charles Turner, MD, MACP, are noted.


C. Burns Roehrig, MD, MACP

C. Burns Roehrig, MD, MACP, former president of the American Society of Internal Medicine, died on Jan. 17, 2015, at the age of 91.

Dr. Roehrig attended Amherst College before enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps, after which he completed his undergraduate degree at the Citadel and Vanderbilt University. He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Roehrig served as a Flight Surgeon and Captain in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He practiced as an internist and endocrinologist, and served as chief of the general medical staff and president of the medical administrative board at New England Deaconess Hospital. Dr. Roehrig was also a member of the physician advisory group for the Health Care Financing Administration (now known as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services).

At the American Society of Internal Medicine (which merged with ACP in 1998), Dr. Roehrig served as president and then, for 12 years, as editor of the organization's monthly magazine, The Internist. Within ACP, he received Mastership in 2005.

A full obituary is online.

Charles Turner, MD, MACP

Charles Turner, MD, MACP, former Governor for the College's West Virginia chapter, died on Oct. 5, 2014, at the age of 77.

Dr. Turner received his undergraduate degree from Marshall College in 1957 and his MD from the West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1963. He spent 2 years in the United States Navy before completing his medical training in Rochester, NY. In 1969, he returned to Huntington, W.Va., and formed a medical partnership that eventually became the Huntington Internal Medicine Group. Dr. Turner officially retired from the group only a week before his death.

He also served as an assistant professor of medicine at Marshall University's School of Medicine, and as a volunteer physician at Ebenezer Medical Outreach Center, where he established a hepatitis C clinic.

Dr. Turner served as Governor for the West Virginia Chapter of the College from 2007 to 2011, and became a Master of the College in 2014.

A full obituary is online.