In Memoriam: J. Ward Donovan
ACMT is saddened to announce the passing of J. Ward Donovan on June 27, 2020, after a long illness. He leaves behind his wife of 46 years, Joan; daughter, Erin; son-in-law, Greg; and grandchildren Seamus and Aoife. Ward is predeceased by his cherished son, Ryan Ward Donovan.
President of ACMT from 1996-1998, Ward was a giant in the medical toxicology field. His national leadership in medical toxicology lasted more than 30 years. In the 1980s and early 1990s, Ward served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Toxicology. He was an inaugural board member of ACMT and served on the ACMT Board of Directors from 1993-2000. More recently Ward served on the Board of Directors of the Medical Toxicology Foundation imparting important wisdom from a very full career in medical toxicology. Ward actively participated in his final MTF Board meeting this past April.
ACMT has set up a tribute page to honor Dr. J. Ward Donovan. This is a page of remembrances. If you have a story, picture, or other memory of Dr. Donovan that you would like to share, please feel free to post it here. It will serve as a living memory of the people and the world that he touched.