Ricardo M. Madojana – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

From a press report: 5 December 2001:

Dr. Ricardo M. Madojana, who had a dermatology practice in Maryville, died Monday at home in Knoxville at age 61 after a three-year battle with cancer.

He was a native of Tucuman, Argentina.

Mandojana had a distinguished medical career as a research and practicing certified dermatologist, pathologist and dermatopathologist.

A graduate of medical school at the Univesidad, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He served his medical internship at Kuakini Hospital in Hawaii in 1972-73 and did his medical research at Johns Hopkins in Maryland. He served 10 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.

He served at Walter Reed Army Hospital and the Federal Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C., at Wurzburg Army Medical Hospital in Germany and at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii.

Mandojana was a pioneer in the field of aquatic dermatology, lectured worldwide and published several articles and books.

The family moved to Knoxville in 1988, where he practices at St. Mary's Professional Center before starting his private dermatology practice in Maryville.

He was internationally acclaimed as an underwater photographer.

A memorial mass will be held at 5 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Knoxville. Burial will be December 12, 2001 at Arlington National Cemetery.

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