Curtis G. Hames

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Curtis G. Hames Sr.
Born 1920
Died 2005
Savannah, Georgia
Nationality American
Occupation Family physician
Known for Evans County Heart Study

Dr. Curtis G. Hames Sr. (1920 Claxton, Georgia - January 6, 2005 Savannah, Georgia) was a family physcian and pioneer in the epidemologic study of heart disease and stroke.

He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1944.[1] He was a visiting clinical professor in the Medical University of South Carolina Department of Family Medicine.[2] From 1958 to 1995, the National Institutes of Health funded his Evans County Heart Study, which resulted in more than 560 published papers. The study showed the value of HDL cholesterol.[3]


Medical College of Georgia established the Curtis G. Hames Chair in Family Medicine;[4] Georgia Southern University established Curtis G. Hames Scholarships in Nursing;[5] Society of Teachers of Family Medicine established the Curtis G. Hames Research Award.[6][7]


  • 1984 MacArthur Fellows Program [8]
  • Lamartine Griffin Hardman Cup Award by the Medical Association of Georgia
  • Albert Lasker Special Public Health Award


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