In September, we celebrated the retirement of one of our dedicated volunteer providers, Dr. R. Dennis Blose. Dr. Blose has been a valued member of the Columbus medical community for the past 50 years and a central member of the PCC community since 2012.
Service has been at the heart of Dr. Blose’s work from the beginning of his medical career. Following his graduation from OSU’s Medical School in 1968, he was employed as a flight surgeon by the U.S Navy. During this time, he was promoted from lieutenant to lieutenant commander and served as the General Medical Officer at the Naval Air Station in Brunswick, Maine.
Dr. Blose has been celebrated for his work both as a physician and as an educator. He became a Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 1980, a distinction given to ob-gyns who have committed themselves to staying up-to-date with the cutting edge of obstetric and gynecological research. At Mt. Carmel, he was recognized as Teacher of the Year five times for his work with ob-gyn students.
While Dr. Blose officially retired from his work with Columbus Ob/ Gyn Inc. in 2012, he maintained his license and began volunteering with PCC. In his free time, he enjoys staying active physically and mentally by walking, jogging, and reading. He is a multitalented musician: a trombonist in the Greater Columbus Concert Band and singer in his church choir. In addition to exploring these passions, he will spend retirement in the company of beloved family members: his wife, Sharon Blose, children Christopher and Kristen, son-in-law Jon, and grandchildren Sean and Fiona.
We miss seeing him at the clinic but are deeply grateful for his many years of service!