In Memoriam: Edgar Jackson Kenton III, 1940-2018

Edgar Jackson Kenton III, a noted neurologist who taught at several universities and medical schools, died late last month in Danville, Pennsylvania. He was 78 years old.

Dr. Kenton was a native of Philadelphia but grew up across the Delaware River in Camden, New Jersey. He earned a bachelor’s degree studying a pre-med curriculum at Rutgers University and went on to earn his medial degree at Cornell Weill Medical College in New York.

After completing his internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Dr. Kenton enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served as chief of neurology at an air base in California. Returning to civilian life, Dr. Kenton served as a professor of neurology at Temple University in Philadelphia, a clinical professor of neurology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and as director of the Stroke Prevention Intervention Research Program at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

In 2012, Dr. Kenton accepted a position as co-chair of neurology and co-director of the neuroscience center at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. He retired in 2016.

A foundation has been established in his name that will benefit students from underrepresented groups who are seeking higher education.


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