Mark A. Palumbo RES’94, MD, 57, of West Greenwich, RI, died September 15. A Providence native, he earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Boston University. He returned to his home state for his orthopedics residency at Rhode Island Hospital, and then completed the spine surgery fellowship at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Palumbo was the chief of spine surgery at Rhode Island Hospital and University Orthopedics. He received many honors throughout his career, including the Award for Excellence in Teaching-Brown University Orthopedic Residency Program. As a professor of orthopaedics he authored or coauthored more than 70 publications.
He is survived by his wife, Anne, and their three children. Memorial contributions in Dr. Palumbo’s memory may be made to The Tomorrow Fund, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, 593 Eddy St., Providence, RI 02903.