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HUTCHINSON, Dr. B. Thomas Prominent Eye Surgeon Dies at 84 A long-time resident of Boston, Massachusetts, passed away on April 9th, 2018. Dr. Hutchinson was born in Flatwoods, West Virginia and was the only son of Dr. and Mrs. Bernard M. Hutchinson of Sutton, West Virginia. He earned his undergraduate degree at West Virginia University, and his Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School in 1958. Dr. Hutchinson began his ophthalmic training at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary in Boston where he completed a fellowship and residency. A force in the academic realm, he inspired and mentored generations of residents and medical students at institutions including Harvard Medical School where he was an associate clinical professor. Providing quality, compassionate care for his patients was Dr. Hutchinson's lifelong mission. He was a founding partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston and oversaw that practice for more than four decades. He served as the President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and was a member of the Board of Trustees for many years. He was the founding Chairman of the National Eye Care Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing medical and surgical eye care to the financially disadvantaged elderly population. He devoted twenty years of service to the Foundation Advisory Board of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, guiding it as the chair from 2007 to 2012. He was also President of the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary Medical Staff, the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and the New England Ophthalmological Society. Tom was an avid antique clock collector and deepened his knowledge of early American history as he sought to understand the life stories of the clock-makers whose creations he admired. Fishing was a passion for Tom and he looked forward to the running of the blues off Nantucket Island each season. He is survived by his wife B. June Hutchinson, his son Daniel Thomas Hutchinson and many other loving family members. Funeral services private. For online guestbook, gfdoherty.com. George F. Doherty & Sons Wellesley 781 235 4100
Published in The Boston Globe from Apr. 12 to Apr. 13, 2018
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