Alumni Association (MAA) of Wake Forest School of Medicine has presented its annual
awards to distinguished alumni. Honored at the organization’s fall meeting
- Richard E. Bird, M.D.
’65, and W. Harold Newman, M.D. ’56, Distinguished
- Marcus M. Gulley, M.D.
’51, Distinguished Faculty Award; and
- Thomas D. Long, M.D.
’52, and Samuel A. Sue, M.D. ’56, Distinguished Service Awards.
Bird, a native of Ithaca, N.Y., practiced in Charlotte, N.C., from 1971-2013. His
academic appointments have included clinical assistant professorships in
radiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
and Wake Forest School of Medicine.
Bird’s accomplishments include designing breast
imaging programs at Carolinas Medical Center and Presbyterian Health Care in
Charlotte, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, the Medical University of South
Carolina in Charleston, S.C., and Wake Radiology in Raleigh, N.C.
He established multi-disciplinary breast cancer
programs at Carolinas Medical Center and Presbyterian Health Care. He has been
a fellow in the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast
Newman, a specialist in cardiothoracic and vascular
surgery, spent his career serving Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and
Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital in Fayetteville, N.C., before retiring in
A 1952 graduate of Wake Forest University, he is a
member of the board of trustees at Mars Hill College and was the 2009 recipient
of the North Carolina Baptist Heritage Award.
Newman served on 22 international medical mission
trips to Brazil, Gaza, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, Thailand and Zimbabwe. In
retirement, he became a painter. His portraits of Thurman Kitchin, M.D., and
Howard Holt Bradshaw, M.D., are displayed at Wake Forest Baptist.
Gulley earned his undergraduate degree in 1947 from
Wake Forest. He completed an internship in Philadelphia at Graduate Hospital of
the University of Pennsylvania and a residency at Friends Hospital in
Philadelphia, and served as chief resident in psychiatry at Graylyn Hospital in
Winston-Salem from 1955-56.
Gulley joined the Wake Forest School of Medicine
faculty in 1958 in general adult psychiatry. In 1976, he received the MAA
Distinguished Lecturer Award. As associate professor emeritus, he continues to
see patients through the Homeless Opportunities and Treatment (HOT) Project.
The HOT Project, offered through Wake Forest Baptist’s Department of Psychiatry
and Behavioral Medicine and community partner organizations, provides free
behavioral health care to the area’s homeless population.
Long, an internal medicine specialist in Roxboro,
N.C., received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest in 1949 before earning
his M.D. After receiving his medical degree, Long completed residencies and
fellowships at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia and at the University of
Pennsylvania Medical Center before returning to (then) North Carolina Baptist Hospital
to finish his training.
Long has been active in the Roxboro Baptist Church
and in his community, where he was District Governor of Rotary International
for District 771. In 1959, he joined the North Carolina Baptist Hospital Board
of Trustees, where he holds the board’s record for longest service.
Sue is a former clinical assistant professor of
orthopaedic surgery at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He graduated from Wake
Forest in 1952 before attending medical school. He has been active on the MAA Board
and established the Class of 1956 Scholarship Fund at the School of Medicine.
In 2002, Sue retired from the orthopaedic surgery
practice he had begun at Greensboro Orthopaedic Center in 1962. After
retirement, he served as medical director at Lorillard Corp. and as an
orthopaedic consultant for Western Rockingham Family Medicine in Madison, N.C.
Sue was vice president of
the North Carolina Orthopedic Association and served on the boards of Wesley
Long Hospital, the American Red Cross and the Greensboro Cerebral Palsy