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Walter Lyon Mersheimer

educator , surgeon

Walter Lyon Mersheimer, American surgeon, educator. Decorated Bronze Star; recipient Alumni medal New York Medical College, 1960, 72. Diplomate American Board Surgery.


Mersheimer, Walter Lyon was born on March 25, 1911 in New York City. Son of Christian Henry and Catherine (Vogel) Mersheimer.


Bachelor of Science, Norwich U., 1933, Honorary Doctor of Science, 1962. Doctor of Medicine New York Medical College, 1937, M.Med. Science in Surgery, 1942.


Intern Flower and Fifth Avenue Hosps., New York City, 1937-1939. Resident surgery Metropolitan Hospital, New York City, 1940-1942. Fellow surgery New York Medical College, 1939-1940, member of faculty, 1942-1982, coordinator cancer education program, 1948-1961, 62-72, professor surgery, 1962-1982, department chairman, 1962-1976.

Director surgery Flower and Fifth Avenue Hosps., also Metropolitan and Bird S. Coler Hosps., 1962-1976, attending surgeon, 1950-1982. Attending surgeon Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla, New York, 1970-1982, chairman div. surgery, 1970-1976. Consultant United States Naval Hospital, St. Albans, New York, 1947-1959, Veterans Administration Hospital., Lyons, New Jersey, 1951-1964, Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital., 1956-1966, Yonkers General Hospital, 1966-1982, Victory Memorial Hospital, 1966-1982, Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, New Jersey, 1967-1982, Italian Hospital, New York City, 1967-1982, S.I. Hospital, 1967-1982, Hackensack (New Jersey) Hospital, 1969-1982, Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville, New York, 1969-1982, Mount Vernon Hospital, 1971-1982, Stamford Hospital, 1974-1982, Veterans Administration Hospital., Castle Point, New York, 1976-1982, St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Yonkers, New York, 1976-1982.

Director New York City cancer committee American Cancer Society, 1966-1982. Member results committee National Cancer Institute, 1956-1982. Trustee Pace U., New York, Norwich U., Northfield, Vermont.


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Member results committee National Cancer Institute, 1956-1982. Trustee Pace U., New York, Norwich U., Northfield, Vermont. Served to captain Medical Corps, United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946.

American College of Surgeons fellow, American College Gastroenterology. Member American Medical Association, New York State, New York County medical associations, New York Academy of Medicine, New York Academy Science, Harvey Society, New York Cancer Society, New York Surgical Society, Association American Medical Colls., American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, American Association Surgery Trauma, Allen O. Whipple Surgical Society, Society Surgery Alimentary Tract, Society Surgical Chairman, American Association Cancer Education, Association Medical Schools Greater New York (member regional medical program), Westchester Academy Medicine, Westchester Surgical Society, Medical Society County Westchester, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Kappa Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha.


Married Janet Angeline Stanley, December 26, 1941. Children: Carol Janet (Mistress.

Christian Henry Mersheimer

Catherine (Vogel) Mersheimer

Janet Angeline Stanley

Carol Janet (Mrs Mersheimer