Dr. Terry Fitzgerald

Newsmaker

December 04, 2005|By JOSH MITCHELL

Occupation

Medical director of the Man Alive clinic in Baltimore, which offers counseling and methadone treatment to heroin addicts. He also is an organizer with the Baltimore Campaign to End the Death Penalty.

In the news

Fitzgerald has helped to organize several rallies, including one in front of the governor's mansion last week, to protest the scheduled execution of convicted killer Wesley Eugene Baker.

Career highlights

Fitzgerald, who grew up in Omaha, Neb., earned a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a medical degree from the University of Nebraska. He also studied at the Free University of Berlin and at Martin Luther University in what then was East Germany. In addition to his work with the Man Alive clinic, he is helping lead a five-year, federally funded study in which inmates from the state's Metropolitan Transition Center on Forrest Street will be given methadone in the months before their release. As a protester against the death penalty and war, Fitzgerald has been arrested 10 times, he said.

Personal

He and his wife, Dr. Gwen DuBois, a physician at Sinai Hospital, married in 1979 and moved to Baltimore in 1984. They live in Mount Washington and have four adult children, two of whom attend universities in Washington. He is also a member of Jonah House, a faith-based peace community in Baltimore.

Philosophy

"Working to recognize and protect the sanctity of human life."

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