DOWNEY - Harold E. Wilkins, MD, a cardiologist in Downey for 34 years, passed away April 23.He was born July 24, 1923, in Presque Isle, Maine, and graduated from Randolph Macon College and the Medical College of Virginia. He retired as a major after serving three years in the Air Force. He was an assistant professor of medicine at USC and past president of Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center's attending staff. Gov. Ronald Reagan appointed him to the first of two terms on California's Board of Medicine, where he served as president. In 1975, he was elected president of the U.S. Federation of State Boards of Medical Examiners. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Eileen; four children, Belinda (Tepper), Geoffrey, Martha and Derek; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
********** Published: April 28, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 2