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The Gary S. Hill, M.D. Renal Pathology Fund

Support for Trainees in Renal Pathology

This endowed fund was established by family and friends in memory of Gary S. Hill, M.D., an internationally renowned renal pathologist and the former Chief of Pathology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Gary graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1968 and, after completing his residency in pathology in 1972, he became a member of the pathology faculty. An exceptional pathologist from the very beginning of this career, Gary and his bride Martha Norton Hill, an alumnus and later Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, honeymooned in an unlikely place—Cambridge, England—when Gary was invited to Cambridge University after receiving an award as "best new investigator" in pathology.

After rising steadily through the ranks in the Department of Pathology, Gary was appointed chief of pathology at Bayview in 1978, just a decade after earning his medical degree, a position he held for 18 years. He continued to teach during his tenure as chief and was highly praised by his students. While at Johns Hopkins, Gary's research in renal pathology revolutionized medicine's understanding of kidney disease where he pioneered new techniques for biopsying the organ's tissue.

In the late 1990s, Gary moved to Paris to become a visiting professor at l'UFR Broussais Hotel-Dieu at Universite de Paris. Fluent in French, he researched and developed a new, expanded method of identifying lupus and its severity. In his career, Gary also wrote a French-English medical dictionary and a textbook on renal pathology that was well received by his colleagues in the field. After returning to Baltimore, Gary died in February 2013.

The Gary S. Hill, M.D. Renal Pathology Fund provides support to medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty for their research in renal pathology.

If you would like to honor Dr. Gary Hill's legacy, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in his memory to the Gary S. Hill, M.D. Renal Pathology Fund through the Department of Pathology's secure online giving form by clicking the button below.

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