William S. Stoney Biographical File

Summary Information

VUMC Historical Images and Biographies
William S. Stoney Biographical File
Date [inclusive]
1960 - 2008
0.0 Cubic feet
File contains photographs, reprints, CV, correspondence, CD and DVD disks.

Preferred Citation

Stoney, William S. (1928- ). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. William Shannon Stoney received his B.S. from the University of the South in 1950 and his M.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1954. After completing his surgical residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital, 1954--1962, he spent a year as a Senior Registrar of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at The General Infirmary in Leeds, England, 1962-1963. By the mid 60\\\\\\\'s, open heart surgery was becoming more commonly performed and with good results. In Leeds, a team was performing two open-heart operations a week in addition to other procedures. That experience inspired William Stoney to seek out a career in cardiothoracic surgery. He returned to Nashville, TN and headed the heart surgery team at St. Thomas Hospital.

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Subject Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Stoney WS

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Surgery
  • Vanderbilt Alumni
  • VUMC History

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