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West A. Clabaugh, M.D.

WEST A. CLABAUGH, M.D., Huntsville, Alabama. I am a retired Dermatologist. My wife, Ruth Ann Mosby, '49, is a homemaker. We have two sons, Charles and John and three grandchildren, Crystal, age 15, Candice 12 and Jake 5. I am interested in the Civil War History and Alabama football.

After high school graduation, I entered Oklahoma State University and graduated with a Master's Degree in Chemistry and started to work at Haliburton Oil Well Cementing Company in Duncan. Then I joined the Noble Foundation in Ardmore working in cancer research, and became interested in medicine. I entered Oklahoma University Medical School in 1960 graduating in 1964. After internship in Wichita, Kansas, I entered the University of Iowa Dermatology Department for a three year residency. Following this residency, I practiced in Wichita, KS. Later, I accepted a staff position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa Dermatology Department. Later we moved to Huntsville, Alabama and I joined the staff of a new medical school called the University of Alabama Medical School, as an Associate Professor in Dermatology and taught there and at the University of Alabama Medical School in Birmingham before I went into private practice in Huntsville. I retired in January, 1996. Note: West A. Clabaugh died in November, 2000. An excerpt from his obituary follows:

West A. Clabaugh

Dr. West A. Clabaugh, 70, of Huntsville died Thursday at a local health care center. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Alexander officiating. (November 2000)

Spry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Clabaugh graduated from Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma with a degree in medicine. He completed his training at the University of Iowa and Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan. He was in private practice in Huntsville and was published in dermatology journals. Dr. Clabaugh served on the board of directors of the American Society for Dermatology and was a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Clabaugh; and two sons, Charles Clabaugh of Calera and John Clabaugh of Birmingham.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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