REUTER--Stewart, M.D., J.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Radiology, The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSCSA), died in his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 8, 2012. Dr. Reuter has had a distinguished career as a radiologist, legal scholar, and educator. He spent his entire career in academics. Dr. Reuter's training was unique. He earned a B.S. from Ohio Wesleyan University, a M.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco. He was a pioneer in the field of cardiovascular radiology. He was the first to describe the angiographic abnormalities in several disease processes in the abdomen. He is one of the founders of the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. He was a member of the Texas Bar. His law review articles are considered authoritative resources in appellate decisions. Dr. Reuter accepted the Chair in the Department of Radiology at UTHSCSA in 1980 and remained its Chair for 20 years. He built a first class research laboratory, where the technique of percutaneous transhepatic portocaval shunting was developed, in which Dr. Julio Palmaz invented the arterial stent. While serving as Chair, Dr. Reuter also helped develop the UTHSCSA Center for Medical Ethics and Humanities. He is one of its founders. In retirement, Dr. Reuter worked as an artist. His art was shown at the Gallery Nord in San Antonio and the MADI Museum of Art in Dallas. Dr. Reuter was a renaissance man, a great friend to many, and a beautiful husband and partner for his beloved wife Marianne. Dr. Reuter is the son of Grace McCaig and Carl Reuter, M.D. of Springfield, Ohio. He is survived by his wife Marianne, his sister Ann Dove (Michael) and her family of Shelbyville, Illinois, his sister-in-law Marga Sarkis (Riad) and her family of Jdeidet Ghazir, Lebanon, and the family of his deceased brother-in-law Erik Ahfeldt of Stockholm, Sweden. A memorial will be held at the Gallery Nord, San Antonio, Texas on August 28 at 4pm. In his memory, contributions can be made to the Stewart R. and Marianne C. Reuter Fund at the San Antonio Area Foundation.
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Published in The New York Times on July 22, 2012