In Memoriam: Gerald L. Logue, Medical Educator, Hematologist

Published June 10, 2015

Gerald L. Logue, MD

Gerald L. Logue, MD, professor of medicine and chief of hematology, died suddenly June 7. Logue, who was known for his commitment to medical training, had practiced medicine in Buffalo since 1982.

Devoted to Ethical, Humanistic Health Care

“He was an inspiring, engaged teacher and mentor whose ongoing commitment to medical education spanned all its levels — from medical student to fellow — and then to all of us who were honored to be his colleagues. ”
Stephen E. Wear, PhD
Associate professor of medicine
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Logue devoted himself to supporting and enhancing the dialogue regarding ethical and humanistic issues in health care.

He played a major role in developing the clinical ethics program in the Western New York area, and he was co-director of the University at Buffalo’s Center for Clinical Ethics and Humanities in Health Care with Stephen E. Wear, PhD, associate professor of medicine.

Remembered for Excellence in Teaching

“He was an inspiring, engaged teacher and mentor whose ongoing commitment to medical education spanned all its levels — from medical student to fellow — and then to all of us who were honored to be his colleagues,” said Wear.

Logue received a White Coat Award for outstanding teaching and contributions to house staff in 1985. In 1993 he was awarded a Commendation for Teaching Excellence, and he was a recipient of the National Red Cross’ Special Citation for Exceptional Volunteer Service in 1994.

In 2013 Logue was honored with a Service Award at the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ Faculty and Staff Recognition Awards ceremony. The award recognized 30 years of outstanding contributions to education in medicine and hematology.

Provided Leadership in Key Roles

Logue was an attending physician and specialist in hematology for three of the University at Buffalo’s affiliated teaching hospitals and health care systems: Buffalo General Medical Center, the VA Western New York Healthcare System and Erie County Medical Center.

He was chief of medicine and then chief of staff at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, chief of the Division of Hematology in UB’s Department of Medicine and vice chair of medicine in 1990. He was a clinician with UBMD Internal Medicine.

Logue served as president of the Buffalo Institute for Medical Research from 1992 to 1998 and was a member of the Western New York Hemophilia Center Board of Directors from 1984 to 2015. He was also a member of the American Red Cross Blood Services Board of Directors from 1989 to 1994.

Trained at University of Pittsburgh, Duke University

Logue received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pennsylvania and completed his internship, residency and fellowship in hematology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

He is survived by his wife Joelle, three sons and two grandchildren.

Memorial Fund Commemorates Logue’s Life

Memorials may be made to the Gerald Logue, MD Memorial Fund at the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, care of the UB Foundation, PO Box 900, Buffalo, NY 14226.