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Dr. Gerald Lee Logue, UB professor of medicine, hematologist

July 22, 1941 – June 7, 2015

Dr. Gerald Lee Logue, a professor of medicine at the University at Buffalo, died Sunday at VA Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 73.

Born in Clarion County, Pa., he was the first person in his family to graduate from high school. He went on to earn a bachelor of science degree in engineering at Penn State University and a medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his post-doctoral training at Duke University, where he was a fellow in hematology and an assistant resident in medicine, after which he became a research associate at Durham VA Hospital.

He served as a lieutenant commander in the Navy under the Berry Plan at Bethesda Naval Hospital from 1972 to 1973. During his two-year Navy stint, he handled President Richard M. Nixon’s blood, and treated submarine commanders, admirals, a Supreme Court justice, and returning Vietnam POWs.

In 1982, he was recruited by UB as head of the division of hematology and moved his family to Buffalo. During his 30-year career at UB, he served as chief of hematology at Buffalo General Hospital, chief of staff at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, and vice chairman for education in the Department of Medicine. Until a week before his death, he taught students and fellows at the Jonah Center Hematology Clinic at Erie County Medical Center.

His contributions to the fields of hematology and oncology were immeasurable and were widely published in his field. In addition to many journal articles and book chapters, he assisted in editing “Ethical Issues in Health Care on the Frontiers of the 21st Century.”

Dr. Logue belonged to several medical societies including Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, American Society of Hematology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and American Federation for Clinical Research. He was a fellow in the American College of Physicians.

Survivors include his wife, the former Joelle Bronstein, with whom he celebrated his 50th anniversary last Thanksgiving; his 94-year old mother, Wiloven Logue; three sons, Christopher, Timothy and Nicolas; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home, 1671 Maple Road, Amherst.

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