June 24, 2010

Dr. George B. Udvarhelyi dies


Famed neurosurgeon had been active in the Hungarian underground during World War II and as a young physician treated Eva Peron

June 24, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore SunDr. George B. Udvarhelyi, an internationally known Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon who established the Office of Cultural Affairs at the East Baltimore medical school, died Tuesday evening at Roland Park Place of complications from a neck fracture. He was 90.

”George Udvarhelyi was a colorful character who during his years there made remarkable contributions to the medical school at Hopkins,” said Dr. Richard S. Ross, former dean of the Johns Hopkins medical school. ”He was a cosmopolitan Middle European gentleman who was always impeccably dressed and drenched in fine cologne.”

Dr. Udvarhelyi was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, where his father was a college professor and a classical philologist, and his mother a physician.