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Mary B. Arnold, MD


Mary Bertucio Arnold, MD, 94, of East Providence, died December 19, 2018. She was posthumously promoted to professor emeritus of pediatrics at the Warren Alpert Medical School.

She attended Abbot Academy and Vassar College, where she captained the golf, lacrosse, and tennis teams. In 1950, she graduated from the University of Vermont Medical School at the top of her class. After internship and residency training in pediatrics at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, she completed her fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Arnold began her academic career at the University of North Carolina and in 1966 joined the faculty of the Brown University Program in Medicine, where she would spend the remainder of her professional career, which she pursued well into her 80s. She was the director of pediatric endocrinology at Rhode Island Hospital and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Roger Williams Medical Center.

Her greatest impact on academic medicine was her energetic teaching in the Integrated Medical Sciences at Brown and her mentorship of young faculty. Her generous spirit combined with her clinical experience, meticulous approach to patient history, and excellent diagnostic skills were a model for young clinicians.

She is survived by three sons, their wives, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. To honor Dr. Arnold’s devotion to teaching and mentorship, her family established the Mary B. Arnold Mentor Fund at the Warren Alpert Medical School. Donations will support faculty mentors. Gifts can be made online at brown.edu/go/maryarnold.


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