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Nathan Anthony Womack, American physician.


Womack, Nathan Anthony was born on May 24, 1901 in Reidsville, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Henry and Susan Margaret (Norman) Womack.


Bachelor of Science, University North Carolina, 1922. Doctor of Medicine Washington University, 1924. Traveling European fellow, 1929-1930.


Intern, assistant resident surgery Barnes Hospital, 1924-1926, resident, 1927-1929. Assistant surgery Washington University, 1926-1927, 30-32, instructor, 1932-1934, instructor clinical surgery, 1934-1936, assistant professor surgery, 1936-1937, clinical surgery, 1937-1939, associate professor clinical surgery, 1939-1947, professor, 1947-1948. Professor surgery, head department U. louisiana, 1948-1951, surgeon-in-chief, Hosps., 1948-1951.

Professor, department chairman surgery School Medicine U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1951-1967, department chairman surgery emeritus 1967-1975, Kenan professor surgery. Visiting surgeon-in-chief protem Cleve, Clinic, 1952. Visiting professor surgery University of Michigan, 1943, U. Cincinnati, 1959, Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, 1965, U. Miami (Florida) School Medicine, 1968.

Visiting professor Vanderbilt University, 1969, U. Arizona, U. Kentucky, 1970. Samuel Harvey visiting professor surgery Yale, 1954. Nat. science advising committee City of Hope, Los Angeles, 1954-1957.

Selig: lecturer, St. Louis, 1955, Hodgen lecturer, 1965. Gundersen visiting professor surgery University of Wisconsin, 1966. Tompkins lecturer Washington, 1958.

Consultant Los Alamos Medical Center.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals Editorial board Annals of Surgery.


American College of Surgeons fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member National Board Medical Examiners Executive Committee nat. board 1956, president 1960-1963, treasurer 1966-1970), American Board Surgery (founder), New York Academy Sciences, American Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, American (secretary 1948-1953), Southern, Central States surgical associations, American Cancer Research, Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, Society Clinical Surgeons, Society U. Surgeons, Societe Internationale de Chirurgie, United Medical Research Foundation North Carolina (president 1960-1962), Golden Fleece, Association American Medical Colls., Southeastern Surgical Congress, Durham-Orange County North Carolina medical societies, louisiana Clinical Surgical Society, Sigma Xi, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Chi, Alpha Omega Alpha.


Married Margaret Elizabeth Richardson, January 23, 1937. Children: James Anthony, Sarah Richardson.

James Henry Womack

Susan Margaret (Norman) Womack

Margaret Elizabeth Richardson

James Anthony Womack

Sarah Richardson Womack