MARION JORDAN M.D., FACS (1944 - 2018)

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Marion Harvey Jordan, M.D., FACS  

Of Edgewater, MD, died unexpectedly on the morning of Friday, September 28, 2018, causing a ripple of sadness far and wide throughout the burn care community and beyond. Born on July 19, 1944 in Carrollton, GA to the late Harvey and Ila Jordan, Marion received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from West Georgia College in Carrollton in 1965 and earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1969. He began his career in burn care in 1978 as Medical Director of The Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, where he worked for many years. In the days following 9/11, Dr. Jordan's burn and trauma teams received worldwide recognition for providing care to the patients from the attack on the Pentagon. In 2013, Dr. Jordan retired as the Medical Director of the Burns/Trauma section of Surgery and as the Medical Director of The Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. While most of his time was spent caring for burn patients and training residents, Dr. Jordan was actively involved in the American Burn Association, the International Association of Firefighters and the D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation. He also managed to find time for his passion of collecting and restoring antique American motorcycles and fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. Dr. Jordan was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl Jordan. He is survived by his son, Marion "Harvey" Jordan, Jr. and his wife, Kelly of Georgia; his daughter, Abigail "Holly" Battle and her husband, Brian of Florida and four grandchildren, Harrison and Kate Jordan and David James "DJ" and Abigail Battle. He is also survived by countless close friends, firefighters and his Burn Team at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The family will receive loved one's and friends at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium N* Room, 511 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, MD on Monday, October 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. where his Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, October 16 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made, in Dr. Jordan's honor, to the American Burn Association ( or the D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation, 3002 12th St. NE, Washington, DC 20017 ( Condolences may be made online at:

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Published in The Washington Post from Oct. 6 to Oct. 8, 2018