Hervey E. Averette, ’54

Hervey E. Averette, M.D. ’54 of Miami, Fla., died July 1, 2005. At the time of his death, he was a clinical professor of gynecological oncology at the University of Miami. He was a former American Cancer Society Professor of Clinical Oncology, Sylvester Professor, and director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Miami School of Medicine. He earned his M.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1958. He completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology in 1963 and his fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Miami School of Medicine-Jackson Memorial Medical Center in 1965. Since that time, he served on the full-time faculty of the University of Miami. He was one of the founding fathers of the Gynecologic Oncology Board, and for many years had been a national leader in the surgical management of gynecologic cancers. He was president of the Florida Society of Gynecologic Oncologists in 1972. He was a member of the American Cancer Society’s National Breast Cancer Task Force of Gynecologic Cancer. Memberships in 28 medical organizations included: the American Gynecologic and Obstetrical Society, the Society of Pelvic Surgeons, and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. He has been on the editorial board of six, peer-reviewed journals and was associate editor of the Journal of Cancer. He was author and co-author of over 300 scientific publications. He was an avid sailor for his entire life. Survivors include his wife, Barkley Averette, 5982 Paradise Point Dr., Royal Harbour Yacht Club, Miami, Fla. 33157; daughters, Ellen Reese and Virginia Fox; and five grandchildren: Christopher Finn, Michael Reese, Avery, Julia, and Parker Fox.