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Champ Lyons, American surgeon. Awarded Legion of Merit and 2 citations, Diplomate American Board Thoracic Surgery, American Board Surgery.


Lyons, Champ was born on May 21, 1907 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph Henry and Margaret Olive (Houston) Lyons.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Alabama, 1927. M.D. cum laude, Harvard, 1931.


Assistant in biology U. Alabama, 1925-1927. Research fellow in physiology Harvard, 1928-1930, National Research Council fellow in medicine, department bacteriology, 1933-1934, Mosely traveling fellow England Hospital, 1936-1937. Surgical house officer Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1931-1933, surgical resident, 1934-1936, associate surgeon, 1937-1945.

Consultant surgeon Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 1938-1945, visiting surgeon Charity Hospital, New Orleans, 1945-1950. Member surgical staff Touro Infirmary, 1945-1950, chief of surgery U. Hospital, Birmingham since 1950. Assistant in surgery Harvard, 1934-1936, instructor in surgery, 1937-1939, assistant in bacteriology, also associate in surgery, 1940-1945.

Associate professor in surgery Tulane University, 1945-1950. Professor of surgery U. Alabama Medical College since 1950, also department chairman of surgery. Secretary, sub-commission on surgical infections National Research Council, 1940-1944.

Responsible investigator Office of Science Research and Development, 1941-1943. Conservation to Secretary of War, Hemolytic Streptococcus Commission, 1941-1944. Nat. heart advisory council, consultant medical student research training program Department Health, Edition and Welfare.

Civilian health and medical advanced.council Assistant Secretary Defense Regent National Library Medicine (chairman 1958-1959). Map., Medical Corps, United States Army, consultant in wound management, 1944-1946. Consultant in surgery Surgical General, United States Army, 1946-1950.

Responsible investigator United States Army (at Tulane), 1946-1949, American Cancer Society (at Tulane), 1948-1949.


Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Australian Computer Society (Board of Governors 1960-1961). Member Society for Vascular Surgery, International Cardiovascular Society, International Surgical Society, A.M. A. (chairman surgical 1959-1960), National Institutes of Health (study section), American Surgical Association, Society Clinical Surgical, Society U. Surgs., American Society for Surgical Trauma, Society United States Medical Consultants in World World War II, American Association Bacteriologists, Southern Surgical Association, Southern Society for Clinical Research, Southern Surgeons, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Chi, Alpha Epsilon Delta (co-founder), Excelsior.


Married Naomi Lois Currier, October 3, 1934. Children: Joseph Henry, Champ.

Joseph Henry Lyons

Margaret Olive (Houston) Lyons

Naomi Lois Currier

Joseph Henry Lyons

Champ Lyons