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William Henry "Bill"
Garvin, Jr. MD

May 19, 1935 – November 26, 2018

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Dr. William Henry "Dr. G" Garvin MD Jr.

Of Newton, passed away peacefully Monday morning November 26th, 2018 at the Maristhill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Waltham at the age of 83.

Born on May 19, 1935 in Medford; son of the late William Henry Garvin and Margaret (Golden) Garvin, Bill was raised in Medford and had lived in the Brighton section of Boston and Wellesley for many years before moving to Newton 29 years ago.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana Cum Laude; AB Degree, 1957, Bill furthered his education at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts MD Degree, 1961. He received his Post Graduate Training Rotating Internship, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital of Boston, Brighton, Massachusetts, July 1, 1961 to June 30, 1962, Internal Medicine residency, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital of Boston, Brighton, Massachusetts, July 1, 1962 to June 30, 1964.

Bill received Board Certification Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1968.

Affectionately known by many of his patients as "Dr. G", his hospital staff appointments through the years included; Associate in Medicine, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital,Brighton, Massachusetts, 1965-1966, Assistant in Medicine, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts, 1966-1968, Assistant Visiting Physician in Medicine, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Brighton, Massachusetts, 1968-1972, Visiting Physician in Medicine, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts, 1972-present. He was the longest serving Physician in Internal Medicine.

Other Hospital Administrative Appointments included Director, Graduate Medical Education, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts, 1966-2000, Chairman, Medical Education Committee, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts, 1976-2000, Director, Out-patient Department, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts, 1976-1982, Medical Director, Watertown Health Center, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Watertown, Massachusetts, 1976-1979, Chairman, Outpatient Committee, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts, 1977-1983, Director, Home Care Program, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts, 1977-1997, Project Director, Residency Training in General Internal Medicine, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts, 1978-1981, Associate Director for Outpatient Services, Department of Medicine, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts, 1980-1985.

His Medical School Faculty Appointments were Instructor in Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1965-1967, Senior Instructor in Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1967-1968, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1969-1980.

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1980-1982, Associate Clinical Professor of Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1982-1989, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1982-present, Clinical Professor of Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1989-present, and Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1993-2004.

Bill had numerous Medical School Appointments Clerkship Director “Third Year Ward Medicine” Tufts III, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1965-present Director, “Introduction to Medicine”, Tufts II, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Brighton, Massachusetts, 1965-present, Chairman and Course Director, “Introduction to Medicine”, Tufts II, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1985-1998, Program Coordinator, Tufts 2,3 and 4, Tufts University School of Medicine, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 1966–present, Course Director, “Introduction to Clinical Skills”, Tufts I, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1985-1997, Director, First and Second Year Medical Student, Primary Care Longitudinal Experience, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1993-present, Coordinator, and Community Physician Education Program, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1993-1997.

His Medical School Committees included Steering Committee, “Introduction to Medicine and Surgery”,Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 1970-1985, Medical Admissions Committee, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1975-1988, Advisory Committee, Office of Continuing Education, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1976-present, Dean’s Committee on Primary Care and Ambulatory Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1978-present Curriculum Committee, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1980-present, Chairman, Curriculum Committee, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1988-1991, Chairman, Sub-committee for Curriculum Planning, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1988, Promotions Committee, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1985-1999, Sub-committee for Accreditation of Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1985, Second Year Pathophysiology Committee, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1985-1988, Phase II Curriculum Committee, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1985-1988, Planning Committee for Revised Second Year Curriculum, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1985-1988, Sub-committee for Review of Fourth Year, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1980-1981, Second Year Sub-committee, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1981-1982, Ad Hoc Committee on Student Evaluation and Self Assessment, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1981-1983, Ad Hoc Committee on Bylaws Revision, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1982-1983, Student Evaluation Implementation Sub-committee, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1982-1984, Third Year Clerkship Directors Council, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1986-present, Chairman, Ambulatory Care Committee, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1989-present, Member, Advisory Committee Health of the Public, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1989, Member, Graduate Medical Education Advisory Committee, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1990, Member, Steering Committee, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for General Internal Medicine Grant Proposals, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1990, Primary Care Interest Group, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1990, Chairman, Sub-committee of the Curriculum Committee for Evaluation of Clinical Years, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1991, Sub-committee for LCME, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1991-1992, Robert Wood Johnson Undergraduate Curriculum Working Group, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1992.

Throughout his career he belonged to many Professional Societies; Massachusetts Medical Society, 1961-1971, Member, American College of Physicians, 1970-1975, Member, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, 1971-present, Member, Society for Research and Education in Primary Care Internal Medicine, 1978-present, Member, Association of Medical Rehabilitation Directors and Coordinators, Inc., 1978-1982.

Dr. Garvin was recognized on numerous occasions for his commitment to his profession, receiving these Medical School Awards including; Recipient of the First Annual Mark Aisner Award for Excellence in Teaching Physical Diagnosis,Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 2000, Recognized by Tufts University School of Medicine, Third Year Medical Students, For Excellence in Teaching Medicine Clerkship – 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001,2002, Recipient of the Zucker Accomplishment Award – 2003 Tuft University School of Medicine.

In addition to his medical profession his civic involvement was endless as well including; Board of Directors, Youville Hospital, 1980-1990, Board of Trustees, SMHA, 1980-1984, Medical Director, Greenery Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, 1974-2006, American Geriatrics Society, 1986 Member AHME, (Association for Hospital Medical Education) 2000 - present.

Bill had many hobbies and activities that he was passionate about, none more then playing golf. He was a member of the Wellesley Country Club for many years. Throughout his life he was a tremendous athlete; competing in several Triathlons. Bill enjoyed all types of music and had been a member of the Notre Dame Marching Band, but his favorite music was classical. He had a kinder and softer side that shined through with his love of animals especially his dog "Sprout". When he was a young boy he had a goat named "Daisy".

He is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years Ann B. (MacCormack) Garvin, devoted & loving children Ryan Garvin of Newton, Kelsey Garvin of Providence, RI, Lisa Mandozzi and her husband David of Ashland, Melissa McGrail and her husband Brian of Wakefield, Christopher Garvin and his wife Elise of Wellesley, and Allison Nelson of Framingham, his dear siblings Lawrence Garvin of Wakefield and Eunice Sullivan of Waltham. In addition he is survived by 9 cherished grandchildren, and many nieces & nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Service in celebration of William's Life in the Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons Memorial, 773 Moody Street, WALTHAM, on Friday morning Nov. 30th at 10:30 a.m. Visiting Hours will be held in the Brasco & Sons Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday Nov. 29th from 4 - 8 p.m.

Flowers are appreciated or expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Poodle Rescue of New England, P.O. Box 441447, Somerville, MA 02144-0012

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First Visitation

When Thursday, November 29th, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapel Waltham
Address
773 Moody St.
Waltham, MA 02453
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Service Information

When
Friday, November 30th, 2018
Location
The Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons
Address
773 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453

Interment Information

Location
Saint Michael's Crematory
Address
550 Canterbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts