William Darling Inglis, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAAHPM, 81, of Marblehead, and formerly of Dublin, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, where he was the senior medical director.
Dr. Inglis was born Aug. 12, 1931, in Columbus, a son of the Rev. John C. & Helen M. (Morgan) Inglis. He was a 1949 graduate of Piqua High School, Piqua, Ohio, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1953 from Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pa. Attending Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1957.
Dr. Inglis served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as a lieutenant colonel from 1959-68. He was stationed at the U.S. 2nd General Hospital, Landsthul, Germany from 1959-62 where he served as ward officer – Pulmonary Service. From 1962-65, Dr. Inglis was a medical resident at Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, D.C., and served as chief medical resident in 1965. He was chief of professional services at the U.S. Army Hospital, Fort Knox, Ky. from 1965-68. In 1968, he concluded his military service but continued to be an avid supporter of veterans and the contributions and sacrifices that they have made.
He was appointed as an instructor at the University of Louisville, School of Medicine, where he served until 1969, and was on the courtesy staff of The Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus, from 1969-2002. Dr. Inglis served as the medical director of the School of Respiratory Therapy, Columbus Public Schools, from 1971-72. From 1969-2004, he was a member of the attending staff at Riverside Methodist Hospitals, Columbus, where he served as chairman of the Pulmonary Section of the Department of Medicine until 1983. Dr. Inglis served as medial director, Respiratory Therapy at The Ohio State University School of Allied Medicine from 1977-90 and as clinical associate professor of The Ohio State University College of Medicine from 1969-2004. In 1983, he was appointed chairman, Department of Medicine at Riverside Methodist Hospitals, Columbus, where he served until 1986. Dr. Inglis served as president of the medical and dental staff at Riverside Methodist Hospitals from 1988-89 and as medial director of the Mind/Body Medical Institute of Riverside from 1994-96. From 1995-2004, he was a member of the courtesy staff of Grant Medical Center, Columbus. Dr. Inglis served as Medical Director of Hospice at Riverside & Grant in from 1994-2002. From 1997-2004, he was also the Medical Director of HomeCare/HomeReach. From 1998-2002, he was a member of the courtesy staff at Doctors Hospitals, Columbus, and was a member of the provisional staff at Memorial Hospital of Union County, Marysville, OH from 2000-2002. Dr. Inglis was an attending physician with Hospice of Riverside & Grant from 2002-2004 and Hospice of the Western Reserve, Elyria office, from 2004-2005. From 2004-2007, he was medical director, Senior Independence (Presbyterian) Home Care, and from 2005-present, he was attending physician at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky; a member of the courtesy staff at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Norwalk; and SAHEC Advisory Board and instructor. Dr. Inglis was the medical director of Stein Hospice Service, Inc., Sandusky, from 2004 to the present.
He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1971; the American Board of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Disease in 1972; and the American Board of Hospice & Palliative Medicine in 1997.
Dr. Inglis was the recipient of several awards including: U.S. Army commendation medal in 1968; the Annual House Staff Award for Teaching, Riverside Methodist Hospitals in 1973; Laureate, American College of Physicians, Ohio, in 1994; the Prism Award for Diversity Committee, Ohio Health and Distinguished Educator Award, College of Medicine & Public Health, The Ohio State University, both in 1999; the Governor’s Community Service Award CHEST 2000 (ACCP); and in 2012, Dr. Inglis was honored to receive the Person of the Year Award from Midwest Care Alliance.
He was a member of many professional societies including: American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Physicians, American and Ohio Thoracic Societies, American Medical Association (lifetime member), American Society of Internal Medicine, and the Medical Forum, where he served as president in 1983, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Council of Hospice Professionals of National Hospice Organization, and the American Academy of Home Care Physicians. Dr. Inglis was a member of the American Legion and Rotary Clubs International, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow.
On May 7, 1977, Dr. Inglis married the former Suzanne Smith, and she survives. Also surviving are his children, Ruth A. Inglis, of Columbus, William D. Inglis IV, of Denver, and Andrew J. Inglis, of Columbus; grandsons, William D. Inglis V, and Charles H. Inglis and their mother, Amy Holden Inglis; brothers, George (Sarah Jane) Inglis, of Pittsburgh, and Robert (Sheila) Inglis, of Washington, Va.; sister-in-law, Sally Inglis, of Redlands, Calif.; many nieces, nephews and cousins; special sister-in-law, Elizabeth Smith; and his closest friend, Charles Ohl.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Laura Hammer Inglis; his parents; and his brother, the Rev. John C. Inglis.
Friends are invited to call 2-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Peninsula Chapel, 7755 East Harbor Road, Lakeside-Marblehead. A Celebration of Dr. Inglis’ Life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Chapel of Firelands Regional Medical Center, South Campus, 1912 Hayes Ave, Sandusky. As education was a major part of Dr. Inglis’ life, he has donated his body to The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, so that others may learn. He will be interred with his family at Kingwood Memorial Park, near Columbus, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared with Dr. Inglis’ family at neideckerleveckcrosser.com.