THOMAS P. WHARTON Jr.
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WHARTON, Thomas P. Jr. Hampton Falls, New Hampshire – Thomas P. Wharton Jr. passed away April 13, 2017 surrounded by his family at "Base-Camp." He was born and raised in Washington, DC. He was a graduate from Yale University and Washington University at St. Louis. He was a member of the medical staff at Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH. Tom was a pioneer in using coronary balloons and stents in treating heart attacks, promoted a multi-disciplinary "fast-track" system to assure rapid treatment of heart attacks and pioneered the safe use of percutaneous intervention in hospitals without onsite cardiac surgery. He was presented the Distinguished Leadership Recognition award by the New Hampshire American Heart Association. In recognition of Tom's leadership and to acknowledge the tremendous impact he had on Exeter Hospital and the communities he served, the Board of Trustees together with the leadership of Exeter Hospital formerly named Exeter Hospital's interventional cardiovascular lab the "Thomas P. Wharton Jr. Cardiovascular Suite." Tom was an active member of the Exeter Sportsman's Club and played a key role in communications, firearms safety and would be seen at the Annual Fishing Derby patrolling the grounds as Davy Crockett. The family extends a special thank you to the Rockingham VNA and Hospice, to his partners and colleagues at Exeter Hospital and members of the Exeter Sportsman's Club and to all those who attended Tom's Celebration of Life at Stockbridge Funeral Home on April 19, 2017. The family had a private gathering at Tom and Nancy's home on June 24, 2017. In memory of Dr. Wharton, Exeter Hospital has established "The Wharton Fund," which will help to support Dr. Wharton's commitment to the prevention of heart disease, and ensuring ongoing professional development of staff along with the continued provision of advanced interventional cardiac services within the local community. During the naming of the Interventional Cardiovascular Suite, January 11th, 2017, with the staff of Exeter Hospital, family and community members, Tom shared, "As you enter the next chapters of your lives, may you know more joy than sorrow, more comfort than pain, and may you remain able to be present to all the love that is and all that will be."

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Published in Boston Globe from Jul. 27 to Jul. 28, 2017.
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August 4, 2017
Dr Wharton helped extend my fathers life by performing the life saving ballon angioplasty. It was relatively new here that my dad had to go to Manchester to have it done. thank you to Dr wharton for the wonderful Dr he was.. My dad is 81 now and I thank Dr Wharton everyday for my dad. So sorry to hear of his passing. He will always be remembered in our family..
B Eldon
July 30, 2017
Happy Anniversary
Nancy Sinclair
July 29, 2017
So sorry to learn of Dr. Wharton's passing.
He saved my life in the Exeter Hospital Emergency room in August 1998. The nurses told me I was with the very best and I'm sure I was. With Sympathy, William Thompson
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