STEWART REUTER Stewart Reuter, 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. He presented his research results to both national and international scientific organizations in the U.S. and around the world. 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 has published over 100 articles in peer reviewed radiology journals, and the three editions of his book "Gastrointestinal Angiography" has for decades been an important reference. He is one of the founders of the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. Dr. Reuter never practiced law, yet he was a member of the Texas Bar. He participated actively in law research and education. His law review articles and articles in "Legal Medicine" and radiology journals are considered authoritative resources in appellate decisions. He served as chair on medico-legal committees of both the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America. He was very active in the educational program of the American College of Legal Medicine, serving as president in 1997. 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. He and his wife Marianne have endowed a professorship in the Medical Humanities at UTHSCSA. Dr. Reuters' awards and honors are numerous including being named a Fellow by the Society of Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology, American Heart Association and the American College of Legal Medicine. He received the Gold Medal from the Texas Radiological Society of Interventional Radiology, the Society of Interventional Radiology and the American College of Legal Medicine. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Case Western University School of Medicine. Long a collector and patron of the arts, he worked as an artist in retirement. His art was shown at the Gallery Nord in San Antonio and the MADI Museum of Art in Dallas. Dr. Reuter was known as a great leader, and informed literate. He valued talk, short and clear. He was 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 and her husband Michael and family of Shelbyville, Illinois, his sister-in-law Marga Sarkis and her husband Riad and 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 4 pm. In his memory, contributions can be made to the Stewart R. and Marianne C. Reuter Fund at the San Antonio Area Foundation.
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on July 22, 2012