AUA Summit - Postscript: Sam D. Graham, MD (1920-2023)

Postscripts: Sam D. Graham, MD (1920-2023)

Postscript: Sam D. Graham, MD (1920-2023)

Sam Dixon Graham, MD, 102, of Richmond, Va., died July 2, 2023, five months after the death of Jane O’Neill Graham, his wife of almost 77 years. They both served during World War II. 

Born in Norton, Va. on November 5, 1920, Sam Graham graduated from Wise High School in 1938 and attended the University of Virginia, where he met his wife-to-be. In 1946, he graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and he and Jane married. The day after their marriage, Dr. Graham reported for internship at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital, a facility intended for 800 patients that attempted to serve a few thousand war wounded, including many amputees.  There he served as Chief of Physical Medicine from 1947 to 1949. He was on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1949, with the rank of Lt. USNR.

Dr. Graham had urological training at the University of Virginia. He practiced urology in Staunton, Va. from 1953 to 1985. He was the Chief of Urology at King’s Daughters Hospital and Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Graham was on the staff of Waynesboro Community Hospital, Waynesboro, Va. and Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Lexington, Va, and a Visiting Professor of Urology at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Graham was a member of the Augusta County Medical Society, Virginia Medical Society, American Medical Association, Southern Society of Urological Surgeons, Mid-Atlantic Urological Association and the American Urological Association. He was a Founding Member of the American Association of Clinical Urology (AACU). Dr. Graham was Secretary and Treasurer of the Mid-Atlantic Urological Association for five years and President for one year. He was on the Executive Committee of the American Urological Association for 11 years; he served as AUA President in 1980.

Dr. Graham is survived by four children (two of whom became urologists), Dr. Sam Dixon Graham, Jr., Gordon Craig Graham, Dr. Richard Warwick Graham and Sallie Trigg Graham; and grandchildren, Sarah Graham Seward, Emily Graham Teeter, Carter Graham Holt, Richard Graham, Jr., Harrison Graham, Karsten Graham, Berend Graham, Gordon McCormick and Catherine McCormick. He had 18 great-grandchildren at last count.