NCMS Lifetime member Dr. Frank Wilson died Wednesday, May 31. He was 93.

For 47 years, Wilson was a member and leader in the UNC Department of Orthopedics, the School of Medicine, the University at large, and the profession of orthopedic surgery. From 1967 to 1996, he served as the Chief of the Division, and then Department, of Orthopedics.

He authored more than 100 medical research publications, over 50 book chapters, 8 books, and mentored over 100 Orthopedic residents.

In addition to his many other contributions to medicine, Wilson was a leader at the state level in his service to the NC Medical Society and the NC Orthopedic Association (NCOA). He was a founding member of the NCMS Sports Medicine Committee. He served as President of the NCOA in 1976 and was recognized by the NCOA in 1997 with the association’s Honored Surgeon Award.

Read Wilson’s full obituary here.