Dr. Aaron Jackson, Urologist, Longtime Member College of Medicine Faculty

Dr. Aaron Jackson

WASHINGTON -- Dr. Aaron Jackson, a longtime member of the Howard University College of Medicine faculty and former chief of the Division of Urology at Howard University Hospital, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 28, after a long illness. He was 77.

A native of Jackson, Miss., Jackson was an associate professor in the College of Medicine and a member of the Division of Urology in the Department of Surgery at the college and the hospital.

The first panel is “The Changing Nature of Medical Student Education,” featuring Dr. David Rose, Facial Action Coding System, surgery clerkship director at Howard University Hospital; Dr. Marc S. Rickford, resident program coordinator in the Department of Surgery at Providence Hospital, and Dr. H. David Reines, vice chairman and former residency program director in the Department of Surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree at Morehouse College in 1956 and his Medical Degree at Howard University College of Medicine in 1960. He completed an internship at Freedmen’s Hospital, now Howard University Hospital, and a residency in urology at the University of Iowa after completing service in the US Navy.

He joined the Howard University College of Medicine faculty in 1973.

Jackson’s half-century career as a physician, teacher and academic surgeon includes honors as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as well as distinctions by The National Medical Association, the Virgin Islands Department of Health and the American Urologic Association.

He was a pioneering contributor to the hospital’s renal transplant service and urology and surgery training programs at Howard.

“Dr. Jackson is fondly remembered by friends, colleagues, students and patients for his humanism, dedication and delightful and irreverent sense of humor,” said Dr. Edward E. Cornwell III, surgeon in chief of Howard University Hospital and chair of the Department of Surgery at Howard University College of Medicine.

Jackson is survived by his wife of 53 years, Alexine Clement Jackson; 2 brothers, Emory and Charles Ray, four children, Celia Sarter;,Gordon, Emily, Juliet and Scott; 10 grandchildren, Jackson, Simone, Addison Sarter; Yasmin ,Tarek,Sereen Othman,;Ashley and Aaron Jackson, Christopher and Arielle Jones

A memorial celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, Dr. Aaron at the Barn at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Va., 22182.

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