Robert (Bob) Dye Sloan, MD, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at his home in Medford, Ore. He was born in Clarksburg, W.Va. February 17, 1918, to Herbert E. Sloan and Luella Dye Sloan and was the youngest of their seven children. Bob was a graduate of Washington and Lee University. The son, grandson, and brother of physicians, he continued the family tradition by attending the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completing an internship and residency in radiology. While in medical school, he met Harriett (Hattie) Stech, his wife of 66 years. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during WWII and in the Air Force during the Korean War.
In 1955, Dr. Bob Sloan was appointed the first Chairman and Head Professor of the Department of Radiology of the newly created University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. Dr. Sloan was known as an excellent teacher and was honored as Teacher of the Year on several occasions by his students. As a clinician, his expertise was highly respected, and as an administrator, he was admired for his honesty and integrity and was loved for his dry sense of humor and quiet, kind demeanor. He retired in 1980.
In 1984, he and Hattie relocated to Raton, N.M., where they lived until 2010. Bob was captivated by the beauty of northeastern New Mexico and spent many hours exploring the area with his camera. His award-winning photography was displayed at local art galleries and museums and was selected to hang in the Governor's Gallery at the New Mexico State Capital.
For the past three years, Bob and Hattie Sloan have made their home at Horton Plaza in Medford, Ore.
Bob is survived by his wife, Hattie, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Hugh Naylor, MD, of Eagle Point, Ore.; daughter, Holly Sloan of Morganton, Ga.; grandson, Hugh (Ned) Naylor of Jerusalem, Israel; three granddaughters, Holly Naylor of Bologna, Italy, Katie Dignan of Pensacola, Fla., and Sloan Dignan of Morganton, Ga.; and one great-granddaughter, Faith Webb of Morganton, Ga.
A private burial for Robert D. Sloan, MD, was held at the Eagle Point National Cemetery. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Maslow Project, 500 Monroe St., Medford, OR 97501. Maslow Project is a non-profit advocacy organization that provides support services to homeless infants, children, and teens and their families.