Dr. David A. Hindson ’68

Dr. David A. Hindson ’68 died of cancer on October 22, 2011, in Boise, Idaho.

He was born in Albany, N.Y., on December 9, 1946, and graduated from Albany Academy. He graduated cum laude from Bowdoin, where he was president of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, a dean’s list student and a James Bowdoin Scholar. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1972 then  completed an internship, internal medicine residency, and fellowship in endocrinology, all at Maine Medical Center. He moved to Boise in 1976 to begin a 35-year career at the VA Medical Center, first as staff internist, endocrinologist, and associate professor of medicine, and culminating in his appointment as director of the internal medicine residency program, chief of medical services, and clinical professor of medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. In 2003, he took a sabbatical at Flinders University School of Medicine in Adelaide, Australia. He retired in July 2010. He joined the American College of Physicians in 1983, was elected a fellow in 1985, and served four years as Idaho Governor for the ACP. In 2008, he received a VA Medical Center Lifetime Service Award recognizing excellence in leadership, teaching, and clinical care. In 2011, he was honored as Distinguished Faculty by the University of Washington School of Medicine, and was selected the Ada County Medical Society Physician of the Year for 2012. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary Cremin Hindson; a son, Joshua Hindson; a daughter, Stephanie “Effie” Seibold; a brother, Dr. James F. Hindson ’65; a sister, Joan Towse; and one granddaughter.

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