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Prominent Physician. Dr. Rees Pritchett died quietly on March 27, 2017 at the age of 93. Dr. Pritchett was born on September 26, 1923 in Madisonville, Kentucky to Mr. James Clift Pritchett and Mary Nell Rees Pritchett. He graduated from Stony Brook School in Stony Brook, Long Island, from Houghton College in Houghton, New York and from the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He went on to do his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and continued his association with the medical school throughout his career serving as the Louis and Gertrude Feil Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine. In fact, at the time of his retirement in 2015 at the age of 91, his contribution to and association with the medical school spanned over 60 years. Over the course of his lengthy career, Dr. Pritchett became renown for the extraordinary care he gave his patients. He also received many honors and awards for his exceptional contributions to the medical community, the hospital and the medical school, including the prestigious Maurice R. Greenberg Distinguished Service Award in 1998, which is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon faculty of Weill Cornell and New York-Presbyterian. Dr. Pritchett lost his first wife, Jane Harrison Pritchett, in 2001 and is survived by his second wife, Clare L. Pritchett. He is also survived by his daughter Susan E. Pritchett Post, his son-in-law E. Everett Post, and his grandchildren, James Frazier Pritchett Post and Rosalie Claudianna Post as well as his stepdaughter Carin Sasha Young and her husband John Robert Hussey. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Weill Cornell Medicine, Rees Pritchett, M.D. Scholarship Fund, 1300 York Avenue, Box 314, New York, NY 10065, or online at

Published in The New York Times on Mar. 28, 2017
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