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medicine educator

Edward Stewart Orgain, American medicine educator. Diplomate American Board Cardiovascular Disease, American Board Internal Medicine. Recipient Distinguished Service award American Heart Association, 1972, Gifted Teacher award American College Cardiology, 1976.


Orgain, Edward Stewart was born on February 26, 1906 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of John Barbour and Sallye Belle (Yancey) Orgain.


Student, University Virginia, 1926. Doctor of Medicine, University Virginia, 1930.


Intern University Hospitals Cleveland, 1930-1931, assistant resident, 1931-1932, chief resident, 1932-1933. Research fellow in cardiovascular disease Massachusetts General Hospital, 1933-1934. Instructor, then associate medicine and physiology Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, 1934-1942, from assistant professor to professor medicine, 1942-1975, professor emeritus, 1975, director cardiovascular disease service, 1945-1975, consultant, since 1975.

Member Board Examiners for Cardiovascular Disease, 1964-1970.


  • Diplomate American Board Cardiovascular Disease, American Board Internal Medicine.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.


Fellow American College of Physicians, American College Clinical Pharmacology and Chemotherapy, American College Cardiology (governor North Carolina 1972-1974, trustee 1974, executive committee 1974, chairman board governors 1974), Council Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association (editorial board American Heart Journal 1970-1976, board directors 1970, publications committee 1966-1968, editor Modern Concepts of Cardiovascular Disease 1966-1968, member Council Clinical Cardiology, executive committee 1966-1992, chair credentials committee 1966-1972). Member American Medical Association, Durham-Orange County Heart Association, Durham-Orange County Medical Society, Paul Dudley White Society, American Clinical and Climatology Association, North Carolina Medical Society, North Carolina Heart Association.


  • Other Interests

    Golf, reading, travel.


Married Ann Foreman Lewis, December 28, 1940 (deceased September 1974). Children: Edward Stewart Junior, Ann Lewis Orgain Lane.

John Barbour Orgain

Sallye Belle (Yancey) Orgain

Ann Foreman Lewis

Edward Stewart Junior Orgain

Ann Lewis Orgain Lane Orgain