Kuhn MD, Joseph Allen Joseph Allen Kuhn M.D., 55, of Dallas passed away on a Sunday, July 20, 2014 to be with his Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, brother, surgeon, and friend. Dr. Joseph Allen Kuhn was born in Ames, Iowa on October 3, 1958 to a loving Catholic family. He was proud of so many decisions in life which were always taken by trusting in God. Through God's grace, he managed to land at Texas A&M University, where he met his soul mate and spouse of 36 years, Mollie. Together they were blessed with three magnificent children, Kristin in 1989, Courtney in 1992, and Kevin in 1994. Dr. Kuhn graduated from medical school at UTMB Galveston in 1984, and completed his surgical residency in 1989 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He also completed a Surgical Oncology fellowship in 1992 at the City of Hope in Duarte, California. Dr. Kuhn opened a private surgical practice in Dallas in 1992 and served as Assistant Director of Surgical Education for many years training surgical residents at Baylor University Medical Center and published over one hundred peer-reviewed research papers during his career. He also served as Surgical Director of the Medical City Dallas bariatric program. Dr. Kuhn was a leader among his colleagues having served as President of the North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Most recently, Dr. Kuhn served as Governor at the national level of that organization. Dr. Kuhn also served as President of the Texas Association of Bariatric Surgeons. Dr. Kuhn was elected for many years both as peer-voted Top Doctor in Dallas by D Magazine and as a Texas Super Doctor by Texas Monthly magazine. Dr. Joseph Allen Kuhn was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Edward Kuhn last May, and is survived by his wife Mollie Bloodworth Kuhn and their three children Kristin, Courtney and Kevin Kuhn all of Dallas, TX; mother Charlotte Burke Kuhn; brothers Michael and Dan Kuhn; sisters Amy Kuhn, Patty Kelley, and Tina Cain; as well as brothers-in-laws and sisters in-laws and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 pm on Monday, January 28, 2014 at St. Monica Catholic Church, 9933 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas 75220. Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Mausoleum and Memorial Park in Dallas, TX. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made in Dr. Kuhn's honor to the Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centers 1700 Pacific Avenue, Suite 1100 Dallas, Texas 75201 "In Honor of Joseph Allen Kuhn, M.D.", or online at www.marycrowley.org.
Published in Dallas Morning News on July 27, 2014