Dr. Thomas M. Birdsall, former chief of urology at the Presbyterian Medical Center, passed away September 27, 2011, at age 87.
Raised in Philadelphia, Dr. Birdsall earned his bachelorís degree from Haverford College and his medical degree from Penn in 1948.
After being discharged from the Korean War, Dr. Birdsall joined the staff at Presbyterian Hospital, now Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He was appointed a clinical associate in urology in 1976. Dr. Birdsall was also on staff at Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media and Delaware County Memorial Hospital. He retired in 1989 but remained on staff at the Delaware County Memorial Hospital until the mid-1990s.
Dr. Birdsall had been a member of the American Urologic Association and past president of the Doctors Golf Association.
Dr. Birdsall is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; daughters, Mary Raiken, Elizabeth Johnson, Sandra Atteberry and Susan Dingle; sons, Thomas Jr. and Christopher; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to either the Memorial Fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Ardmore, 5 W. Montgomery Ave., Ardmore, PA 19003 or Main Line Meals on Wheels, 235 Lancaster Ave., Devon, PA 19333.