Barbara Hulfish, 82, University of Maryland neurologist

November 07, 2005

Barbara Hulfish, a neurologist on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine for about 30 years, died of cancer Oct. 31 at a Baltimore nursing home. She was 82 and had lived in Baltimore.

Born in Alexandria, Va., Dr. Hulfish graduated from American University in 1944 and the University of Rochester (N.Y.) School of Medicine in 1952. She came to Baltimore in 1957 to finish her postgraduate work at the Johns Hopkins University.

A year later, Dr. Hulfish joined the faculty of the University of Maryland, where she held joint appointments in the neurology and psychiatry departments until the 1980s. She became a pioneer in combining the two studies, said her goddaughter, Mary Adeline Bradford of Ocean City.

After her retirement, she maintained a private neurology practice in Berlin. She was active in the Maryland State Medical Society and was a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Hulfish was a knowledgeable classical music enthusiast and, during the late 1950s, volunteered as a program scheduler for WBJC-FM.

She was a former member of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and a current member of the choir at Govans Presbyterian Church in Baltimore.

A memorial service was held at the church yesterday.

She is survived by a niece, a nephew and several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

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