Dr. Fitzpatrick Wilson, 69, obstetrician, gynecologist

July 02, 1998|By Robert Hilson Jr. | Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF

Dr. Fitzpatrick Wilson, who headed the obstetrics and gynecology department at the former Provident Hospital, died June 25 of a blood infection and renal failure at Deaton Specialty Hospital and Home Inc. downtown.

Dr. Wilson, 69, who lived in Owings Mills and West Baltimore during his career, was chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Provident from 1972 to 1977. He operated a private medical practice in the 5600 block of Park Heights Ave. from 1977 to 1988.

A native of Trinidad, Dr. Wilson moved to New York as a teen-ager and graduated from City College of New York in 1953. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in 1957. He later received a master's degree in public health from Harvard University. Dr. Wilson served as a medical officer in the Air Force from 1958 to 1960.

He held numerous posts over the years, including a fellowship in gynecological cancer at Downstate Medical Center from 1964 to 1966. He served as a diplomat on the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1967, and a clinical instructor in obstetrics and gynecology at New York Medical College and Downstate Medical Center.

He was an associate professor in obstetrics and gynecology at Howard University College of Medicine from 1968 to 1972 before moving to Provident Hospital, now Liberty Medical Center.

He left private practice in 1988, but continued to work on a contractual basis for Vanguard Medical Group until poor health forced him to retire in 1992.

He married Juanita Martin in 1962. She died last year.

A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the New All Saints Roman Catholic Church, 4408 Liberty Heights Ave.

He is survived by a son, Fitzpatrick C. Wilson of Baltimore; a daughter, Jerrolyn Patricia Wilson Smoot of Odenton; three brothers, Lawrence Wilson, Alex Wilson and Murchison Wilson, all of Trinidad; a sister, Daphne Clark of Norfolk, Va.; and a granddaughter.

Pub date: 7/02/98

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