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Remembering SGO Member Howard D. Homesley, MD

May 12, 2022

Howard D. Homesley, MD

SGO regrets to announce that Howard David Homesley, MD, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at his residence, at the age of 81.

According to his official obituary, Dr. Homesley was born in Cherryville, NC, Nov. 22, 1940. After finishing Cherryville High School, he was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from UNC at Chapel Hill and then graduated from the UNC School of Medicine. In 1966, he married Jane Blackwelder, also from Cherryville, and together they went to Nashville, TN, where at Vanderbilt University Hospital, he completed training in obstetrics and gynecology, followed by a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. He then served two years in the U.S. Air Force at Travis Air Force Base. From 1975 to 1996, Dr. Homesley was the director of Gynecologic Oncology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

From 1996 to 2004, Dr. Homesley was in private practice in Winston-Salem, and Nashville, Tenn. Following this, he was director of Gynecologic Oncology at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, until his retirement in 2009.

Dr. Homesley was president of the North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, president of the Forsyth Stokes County Medical Society, president of the Society of Memorial Gynecologic Oncologists and served in many positions in the Gynecologic Oncology Group. His passion throughout his medical career was dedicating as much time as possible to clinical research toward improving the care of women with gynecologic cancer.

Memorials may be made to Cherryville High School Education Foundation, P.O. Box 301, Cherryville, NC 28201; Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625; or a charity of your choice.

Read his full official obituary online.