Dr. Storey, Medicine

Dr. Patrick B. Storey, professor emeritus of medicine, died February 17, 2011; he was 86.

Coming from Hahnemann Hospital and Medical College, Dr. Storey was appointed medical director of Graduate Hospital and professor of community medicine in the School of Medicine in 1972. He was also named director of the new Penn Urban Health Maintenance Program. In 1977, he was appointed professor of medicine when his primary department changed. He accorded emeritus status in 1989.

A member of the Provostís Council on International Programs, Dr. Storey was appointed associate dean for international medical programs in 1989. He was a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, a U.S. affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which received the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize.

Dr. Storey learned Russian as an adult and intensively studied the Soviet Unionís health care system. He travelled to Russia with then-Provost Michael Aiken and then-director of International Medical Programs Larry Early to establish academic ties with the Pavlov Medical Institute following the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

In 2000, Dr. Storey was honored with the Community Leadership Award by Philadelphia Health Services for his pioneering efforts in making community healthcare accessible for thousands of families.

Dr. Storey earned his undergraduate degree from Fordham University in 1943 and his medical degree from Georgetown University in 1947.

Dr. Storey is survived by his wife, Mary Storey; children, Eileen Storey Record, Catherine Marie Buddemeyer, Marion Storey Biddle and Thomas P. Storey; 10 grandchildren; and a brother, Laurence B. Storey.

Contributions may be made to the Biomedical Library at University of Pennsylvania, Johnson Pavilion, Attn: Barbara Cavanaugh, 3610 Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104.