George Thomas Ealy ’71

Dr. George Thomas Ealy MD PHD was a distinguished medical writer and professor. He earned his degree from Davidson College in 1971.

His love of medical science led him to UNCC where he earned a masters in biology in 1976. He then earned a PHD in microbiology and immunology and a MD degree at the University of Louisville. In the 1990s George focused on medical writing.

In Spring of 1994, George published an article in 19th Century Music (by the Regents of University of California) titled “Of Ear Trumpets and Resonance Plate”. The article presented proof that Beethoven could hear with ear trumpets. George spent years researching the old medical archives on Beethoven. This article has been referenced in universities world wide and is required reading in courses at Princeton University.

For the last decade, George has been a distinguished microbiology professor at Keiser University in Jacksonville, Florida. He was commissioned and completed a microbiology text book for nursing students for the Pearson Textbook Company. Then followed with a renowned text book on the treatment and care of Ebola patients.

He lost his battle with cancer on June 25, 2017. George was the son of Thomas C. and Garnice Knight Ealy of Charlotte (now deceased).

George is survived by his wife Roxanne of Jacksonville, FL, his brother W. Carl Ealy of Charlotte, his cousins Barbara Whitley of Madison, GA and Joanne Denny of Milton, FL.

All memorials should be sent to: Keiser University, The George T. Ealy MD PHD scholarship fund, c/o Campus President, Keiser University, 6430 Southpoint Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32216.

Published in Charlotte Observer from June 28 to June 30, 2017

George Thomas Ealy '71

George Ealy and Dr. Samuel Spencer at graduation 1971.