In Memoriam

Dr. Charles Dale Coln

(1934-2016)

(from his obituary posted in the Dallas Morning News)

Dr. C. Dale Coln, a longtime APSA member, died January 5, 2016. Coln was Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Southwestern Medical School where he was chairman of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Parkland from 1972-1987. He was Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center from 1987-2005. Coln established and was director of the Pediatric Trauma Unit at Parkland Memorial Hospital, the first trauma unit in the US designated solely for pediatric patients. He was a member of numerous societies and received many awards during his career, including being immortalized as a Giant of Surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas. Read his full obituary.