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March 19, 2012

James F.X. Egan, M.D.

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of James F.X. Egan, M.D., a nationally recognized leader in maternal-fetal medicine who served as Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 2004 to 2010.

Dr. Egan was known for his love of learning, his collegial manner and the compassionate care he shared with all of his patients. He was a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and Georgetown University School of Medicine, and completed his OB/GYN residency at Yale University School of Medicine. After practicing general OB/GYN medicine for many years in the Springfield area, he embarked upon a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the UConn School of Medicine. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Egan joined the UConn faculty in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in 1989, working as director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Fetal Echocardiography at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Eganís many clinical and research interests were in the areas of antenatal diagnosis, obstetrical ultrasound, fetal echocardiography, Down syndrome screening, prematurity and high risk obstetrics, among others. He collaborated closely with colleagues and researchers and was often quoted in news stories related to maternal-fetal issues. He also had many interests outside of work. He loved sailing, photography and had an avid interest in history.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later in the week. We extend our utmost sympathy to Dr. Eganís family and to the entire Health Center community.

Sincerely,

Bruce T. Liang, M.D.
Interim Dean, UConn School of Medicine

Philip E. Austin
Interim Vice President for Health Affairs

Winston Campbell, M.D.
Interim Chairman, Department of OB/GYN