Dr. Mark Bohlman

Dr. Mark Bohlman (Baltimore Sun / May 4, 2008)

Dr. Mark E. Bohlman, chairman of the department of radiology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, died July 11 of cancer at the Mandrin Inpatient Care Center in Harwood in Anne Arundel County. He was 64.

The son of Earl Bohlman, who was supervisor of electrical maintenance and construction for the B&O Railroad, and Mary McCoy Bohlman, Mark Earl Bohlman was born in Baltimore and raised in Milford Mill.

After graduating in 1968 from Milford Mill High School, where he had been a wrestler and an Eagle Scout, he earned his bachelor's degree in 1972 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He was a 1976 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

After completing his medical internship at Maryland General Hospital, he completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Maryland.

He began his career in 1980 at the old Francis Scott Key Medical Center, which later became Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. For the last 13 years, he was chairman of the radiology department at Bayview.

"He is particularly skilled in musculoskeletal radiology and in interventional procedures involving CT scanning and MRI," said Dr. Harry C. Knipp, a Baltimore radiologist and longtime friend.

Dr. Bohlman was also an associate professor of radiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

"In his role at Hopkins and Bayview, he helped educate and train many of the medical students and postgrad house staff over the years and was liked by all," said Dr. Knipp, who attended medical school and trained with Dr. Bohlman.

Dr. Bohlman also wrote widely in the field of radiology.

His professional memberships included the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, and he was a former president of the Maryland Radiological Society.

Dr. Bohlman, who lived in the Shipley's Choice neighborhood of Millersville, enjoyed fishing and driving his restored 1960 Corvette.

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, 8249 Jumpers Hole Road, Millersville, where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Dr. Bohlman is survived by his wife of 14 years, the former Mary Ellen DeGuilmi-Dihmes; two sons, Chris Bohlman of Annapolis and Alex Bohlman of Millersville; a stepson, Tony Dihmes of San Francisco; a stepdaughter, Sarah Dihmes of San Francisco; three brothers, Gary Bohlman of Pasadena, Randy Bohlman of Cape St. Claire, and Craig Bohlman of Annapolis; and many nieces and nephews. His marriage to the former Barbara Reuwer ended in divorce.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com