Dr. Stevens, Surgery

Dr. Lloyd W. Stevens, emeritus professor of clinical surgery, passed away September 25, 2011, at age 97.

A Philadelphia native and Penn alum, Dr. Stevens received his undergraduate degree in 1933 and his medical degree in 1937. He graduated first in his class, was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society, and was the recipient of the Packard Prize in Clinical Medicine. He joined the Penn faculty in the department of surgery after completing his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He became emeritus in 1979.

Dr. Stevens was director of surgery at the Presbyterian Medical Center from 1959 to 1979. He served as president of the medical staff at Presbyterian Hospital from 1959 to 1961 and again from 1970 to 1973.

In addition to his service at the Presbyterian Medical Center, he was formerly a member of the surgical staff at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Graduate Hospital, the Medical College of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia General Hospital where he served as the visiting chief of surgery from 1950 through 1976.

Dr. Stevens served as the surgeon for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1945 to 1949.

He was the author of 35 papers in various journals of medicine and surgery as well as a contributing author to numerous chapters in different medical textbooks.

A member of many professional organizations, Dr. Stevens received a citation from the Dominican Republic Gastroenterological Society and was awarded the Roth Award for Excellence in Teaching and Practice in the field of gastroenterology.

Dr. Stevens is survived by his wife, Eleanor Van Dyke Stevens; children, Mary Ellen Stevens, Carol A. Hovey, Richard A. Darwin, Susan W. Plaza, David R. Darwin and Susan M. Corl; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.