School of Medicine mourns death of former Ob/Gyn department chair

James Youngblood, M.D.

The School of Medicine is saddened to share with you that James P. Youngblood, M.D., former chairman of the Department of Ob/Gyn, died early Wednesday morning, March 9, at his home.

Dr. Youngblood served as department chair from 1984 through 2006 and continued on the faculty as a professor of Ob/Gyn. The School and the department formed the Youngblood Society, an alumni group for the Ob/Gyn residency program, in 1997 and established the Youngblood Medical Skills Laboratory in 2007.

Memorial services will be Sunday, March 13, with the rosary at 5 p.m., followed by visitation from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be Monday, March 14, at 10:30 a.m. All services will be at the McGilley Memorial Chapel, 12301 State Line Road.

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2 thoughts on “School of Medicine mourns death of former Ob/Gyn department chair

  1. Dr Youngblood was my doctor, friend and angel.
    I meet Dr. Youngblood when I moved to Kansas City, MO in 1976.
    I found out that I was pregnant only weeks after moving to MO and starting a new position for TWA.
    Dr Youngblood was assisting unwed mothers who found themselves in my new found position.
    I owe this wonderful man and doctor so much…….he never abandoned me even after my daughters birth.
    I am just now finding out about his passing because my annual Christmas card was returned.
    No doubt in my mind that this beautiful soul is at peace with all the other saints.

  2. This is many years since he’s died just found out a day ago. I first met Dr Youngblood when I was pregnant with my second son in1966 he delivered 5 of six boys I thought so much f him He was a good Doctor.I remember with my third son I told him how was I going to take care of these 3babies he said God will help you and Susan babies are a blessing from God. After 55 years I will always remember what he told me.Then I had 3more blessings from God I’m 77and I’ll always remember Doctor James Youngblood.

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