Wednesday, September 9, 2015

USA Mourns Loss of Dr. Allan Green

Dr. Allan E. Green Jr., professor emeritus of radiology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, passed away on Sept. 3, 2015. He was 84.

Prior to joining USA in 1987 as professor of radiology, Dr. Green served in private practice in Louisiana for close to 20 years. From 1957 to 1965, he was chief of radiation therapy and nuclear medicine at Wilford Hall USAF Hospital at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He also previously served as associate professor of radiology and director of radiotherapy and nuclear medicine at City of Memphis Hospitals and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He was promoted to clinical professor of radiology at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1967.

Dr. Green earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans. Following medical school, he completed an internship at Charity Hospital of Louisiana in New Orleans and a radiology residency at Wilford Hall USAF Hospital at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He then went on to conduct a fellowship in radiotherapy at University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Hospital & Tumor Institute in Houston.

In addition to serving as professor of radiology at USA, Dr. Green also served as director of mammography and adjunct associate professor of physician assistant studies.

Dr. Green had a distinguished academic career at USA. He was a pioneer in breast imaging in the Southeast region. He instituted the policy to report mammography findings to patients on the same day as their breast exam. He taught numerous residents during his career, many of whom are practicing radiology throughout the region.

Dr. Green was a member of multiple professional organizations, including the Southern Medical Association, Radiological Society of North America, Society of Nuclear Medicine, American Society of Therapeutic Radiology, American College of Radiology, and the American Board of Radiology. He served in multiple offices within the Southern Radiological Society, including past president and past treasurer. In addition, he served as president of the Louisiana State Medical Society and president of the Louisiana State Radiological Society.

Dr. Green is survived by his wife, Hertha Green; children Allan Eli III (Mary Beth) Green, Ann Louise (James) Jopling, Warren John (Cynthia Ann) Green, Douglas Edward (Annette Christine Duggen) Green; stepdaughter Lurleen Fuller; sister-in-law Martha Ann Green; 19 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and two nieces.

A memorial service will be held for Dr. Green on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mobile, with family and friends visitation at 10 a.m. A reception will follow the service at the Country Club of Mobile.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Rescue Foundation, 6140 Rangeline Road, Theodore, Ala., 36582.

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