SOM mourns death of former docent, Carlton Shmock, M.D.

Carlton L. Shmock, M.D., one of the School of Medicine’s first Years 3-6 docents, died on Oct. 17, at the age of 86.

After earning his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine and completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Shmock started a private practice in La Jolla, Calif., where he met School of Medicine founder E. Grey Dimond, M.D., who recruited him to Kansas City in 1972. Shmock left a cardiology practice in Colorado to join the UMKC School of Medicine as a docent from 1972-1977.

(Obituary for Dr. Shmock)

He returned to the Colorado Medical Center where he served as assistant dean for Veterans Affairs and head of the Denver VA Cardiology section and later associate dean and medical director of the University of Colorado Hospitals.

He later served as chief of medicine at Kaiser Permanente Association of Texas before retiring to Rockport, Texas, where he volunteered with the Aransas  County Medical Services, Inc., and served on the board of directors.

He is survived by his wife, Polly, two sons, three daughters, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A memorial service was held on Oct. 22 in Temple, Texas.

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