Service Tomorrow For Brigham Doctor Killed On Scooter

A memorial service for Dr. Andrew T. McAfee, an award-winning emergency medicine specialist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11 a.m. at Temple Israel of Boston, Brigham and Women's says.
McAfee, 50 and the father of three, was killed Friday morning in a collision between his motor scooter and a truck in Brighton. Friday afternoon, Dr. Ron M. Walls, chair of the hospital's department of emergency medicine, sent out this message:

Dear Colleagues,

It is with the greatest of sadness that we inform you of the untimely death of Andrew T. McAfee, MD, MS, a beloved member of our physician community, who was killed this morning in a motor scooter accident.

An attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine since 1994 and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Andy was a gifted clinician, teacher and scholar.

While Andy received many awards, his most cherished recognition was Outstanding Research Mentor, awarded by the residents in the Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency.

Beginning in 2004, Andy served as Executive Director of Epidemiology for i3 Drug Safety in Waltham, while continuing his clinical career in the Emergency Department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Most recently, he accepted an offer to rejoin Brigham and Women’s Hospital full-time as a member of the Department of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics. He was a gifted epidemiologist and held a Master of Science degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. His research focused on large scale evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of widely-prescribed pharmaceutical agents in adults and children.

Above all, Andy was a devoted husband to his wife, Jill Hahn, and their three children, Emma, Jordan and Elie, who were the center of his life and always foremost in his thoughts and decisions. Our hearts are heavy today in the wake of this inestimable loss and we join you in offering our support to each other and to Andy’s loved ones.


Ron M. Walls, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine

This program aired on August 30, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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