Kenneth H. Hyatt NORFOLK Kenneth H. Hyatt, M.D., 75, died April 8, 2006, at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk. Dr. Hyatt was born in Loganville, Ga., and graduated from The Citadel in 1950 and the Medical College of Georgia in 1954. He interned at Philadelphia General Hospital and then entered the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. After completing training in cardiology at Tulane University in New Orleans, he served as chief of cardiovascular research and chief of medicine at the USPHS Hospital in San Francisco where he directed NIH and NASA sponsored cardiovascular research. The NASA research on the cardiovascular effects of weightlessness helped define a fluid-loading countermeasure to protect astronauts on re-entry into earthÆs gravity. He retired from the USPHS after serving as deputy director of the USPHS Hospital in Norfolk. On retirement, he was appointed professor of medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. During the following 21 years, he served as director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program for 15 years and as interim chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine for two years. He greatly enjoyed patient care and teaching of students and residents until and after his retirement as professor emeritus in 2000. Many of his patients and past students have expressed their highest regard for his selflessness and caring manner as doctor and teacher. He was the recipient of a variety of awards including the Superior Service Award of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, the Meritorious Service Award of the USPHS, the EVMS Sir William Osler Award for excellence in teaching in 1982 and in 1991 and the DeanÆs Faculty Achievement Award for Institutional Service at EVMS as well as a NASA Space Act Award for his research. He was honored to receive the Laureate Award of the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Physicians in 2000 and the Grinnan award of the Virginia Council of the American Heart Association in 2003. Dr. Hyatt was a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology. He was a member of the Norfolk Academy of Medicine, the Medical Society of Virginia and the American Medical Association. He is survived by his loving and always wonderfully supportive wife of 52 years, Grace Waller Hyatt; his son and daughter-in-law, James Kenneth and Cynthia Eyvonne Hyatt of Petaluma, Calif.; his son, Gary Thomas Hyatt of Virginia Beach; his daughter, Karen Grace Hyatt Gladden, M.D. and son-in-law Christopher T. Gladden of Chesterfield, Mo.; and four grandchildren, Kenneth James and Adam Paul Hyatt and Christopher Patrick and Melissa Grace Gladden. A wonderful and caring family man, he was loved and will be deeply missed by his wife and family. Visitation will be held Friday at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502 from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be held at St. JohnÆs United Methodist Church where Dr. Hyatt was a member, 2709 Greendale Ave., Norfolk, VA 23518 on Saturday at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Eastern Virginia Medical School or St. JohnÆs United Methodist Church, 2709 Greendale Ave., Norfolk, VA 23518.
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