In memory of
Virginia Pillow Porter M.D.
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In memory of
Virginia Pillow Porter M.D.
Virginia Pillow Porter, M.D. died on November 26, 2015. She was born on July 31, 1933 in Buffalo, New York to Estelle Cabot Crowninshield of Toronto, Canada, and Chester Mellon Pillow of Pittsburgh. Dr. Porter was the great-granddaughter of Andrew W. Mellon, noted Pittsburgh financial leader, former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, and founder of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University in 1954 and with honors from the Duke University School of Medicine in 1958. She interned at Duke and continued her postgraduate medical education at Washington University in St. Louis and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Porter completed her anesthesiology residency at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston. In 1963 she joined the faculty of the George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington D.C. She and her husband moved to New Orleans in 1964, both joining the staff of the Ochsner Clinic Foundation, on whose staff she served for 30 years. She was a specialist in anesthesiology for cardiac surgery. Dr. Porter made her debut at the Sulgrave Club in Washington D.C. She was a member of the Chilton Club of Boston and the Orleans Club in New Orleans. She was predeceased in 1994 by her daughter Virginia Mapp Porter. She is survived by her husband, George H. Porter III, M.D., who for 20 years was the President and CEO of the Ochsner Foundation, and by her cousins, Dabney and Clyde Jacob of New Orleans. The family gives special thanks to Dr. Porter's care givers, including those at Lambeth House and the Ochsner Foundation Hospital. A memorial service will be held on December 1, 2015 at 2:00 P.M., visitation at 1:00 P.M., at the Saint Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Ochsner Medical Foundation.
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In memory of
Virginia Pillow Porter M.D.
Virginia Pillow Porter, M.D. died on November 26, 2015. She was born on July 31, 1933 in Buffalo, New York to Estelle Cabot Crowninshield of Toronto, Canada, and Chester Mellon Pillow of Pittsburgh. Dr. Porter was the great-granddaughter of Andrew W. Mellon, noted Pittsburgh financial leader, former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, and founder of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University in 1954 and with honors from the Duke University School of Medicine in 1958. She interned at Duke and continued her postgraduate medical education at Washington University in St. Louis and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Porter completed her anesthesiology residency at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston. In 1963 she joined the faculty of the George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington D.C. She and her husband moved to New Orleans in 1964, both joining the staff of the Ochsner Clinic Foundation, on whose staff she served for 30 years. She was a specialist in anesthesiology for cardiac surgery. Dr. Porter made her debut at the Sulgrave Club in Washington D.C. She was a member of the Chilton Club of Boston and the Orleans Club in New Orleans. She was predeceased in 1994 by her daughter Virginia Mapp Porter. She is survived by her husband, George H. Porter III, M.D., who for 20 years was the President and CEO of the Ochsner Foundation, and by her cousins, Dabney and Clyde Jacob of New Orleans. The family gives special thanks to Dr. Porter's care givers, including those at Lambeth House and the Ochsner Foundation Hospital. A memorial service will be held on December 1, 2015 at 2:00 P.M., visitation at 1:00 P.M., at the Saint Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Ochsner Medical Foundation.
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