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educator , physician , Insurance company executive

Stuart McGuire Sessoms, American Physician, educator, insurance company executive. Diplomate: American Board Internal Medicine. Recipient Distinguished Service award United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1957.


Sessoms, Stuart Mcguire was born on July 16, 1921 in Autryville, North Carolina, United States. Son of Edwin Tate and Lillian Olive (Howard) Sessoms.


Bachelor of Science, University North Carolina, 1943. Doctor of Medicine, Medical College Virginia, 1946. Postgraduate, Johns Hopkins University.


Intern, United States Marine Hospital, Baltimore, 1946-1947;resident internal medicine, United States Marine Hospital, 1947-1950;assistant chief medical service, charge medical outpatient department, United States Marine Hospital, 1950-1952;assistant resident medicine, Memorial Center Cancer and Allied Diseases, New York City, 1952-1953;with, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland., 1953-1968;member clinical medicine, surgery, National Cancer Institute, 1953-1954;acting chief general medicine, National Cancer Institute, 1954;assistant director, National Cancer Institute, 1958;associate director collaberative research, National Cancer Institute, 1961-1962;chief cancer chemotherapy, National Service Center, 1958-1962;assistant director clinical center, National Institutes of Health, 1955-1957;deputy director, National Institutes of Health, 1962-1968;clinical instructor medicine, George Washington University, 1953-1954;associate dean, professor medicine, Duke School Medicine, Durham, 1968-1975;director, Duke U. Hospital, 1968-1975;professor health administration, Duke U. Hospital, 1973-1975;senior vice president, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, 1976-1987.


  • Diplomate: American Board Internal Medicine.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Active Parent-Teachers Association. Member American Medical Association, Association Military Surgeons United States, American Hospital Association, American, North Carolina hospital associations, American Public Health Association, New York Academy of Sciences, Phi Delta Chi, Rho Chi, Alpha Kappa Kappa.


Married Thelma Ernestine Call, June 21, 1944. Children: Stuart McGuire, Cristi Kay.

Edwin Tate Sessoms

Lillian Olive (Howard) Sessoms

Thelma Ernestine Call

Stuart McGuire Sessoms

Cristi Kay Sessoms