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Richard A. Bashore, M.D., 92, died January 20, 2016. He was Professor Emeritus at the UCLA School of Medicine, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology where he began his academic career in 1960, becoming a Professor in 1974. He served as Chief of Obstetrics and as Vice Chairman of the Department. His many academic responsibilities included an active clinical practice, teaching of medical students and training of residents, and basic laboratory research in many areas concerning maternal, fetal and newborn physiology and pathophysiology, producing an impressive bibliography of published scientific articles as well as many contributions as an author of chapters in textbooks in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. During his career he was a member of many organizations and societies, including the Pacific Coast Obstetrical-Gynecologic Society and the Obstetrical and Gynecological Assembly of Southern California of which he was Chairman in 1988. After high school in Greenville, Ohio, where he was born, he was accepted to the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York in 1943 and served as a marine engineer in the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean Middle East War Zones during World War II. Following his discharge in 1946 he remained on the West Coast and enrolled in the University of California at Berkeley. Following graduation he traveled east to study medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine, receiving his M.D. in 1955. He returned to the West Coast for his internship year at the Los Angeles County General Hospital. In 1956 he then became a Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology with the UCLA Department. Upon completion of his residency training in 1960, he was invited to join the UCLA faculty in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology where he remained. He officially retired in 1988, but he continued to be a presence in the Department, serving on various advisory and peer review committees as well as attending, when possible, the weekly teaching conferences and Grand Rounds. He remained a loyal Bruin. He is survived by his wife, Jonelle Goss Bashore, M.D., and by his daughter, Karin Thompson (Brian) and two granddaughters, Kelly and Kristin of Granite Bay, California.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 4 to Feb. 7, 2016
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