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Dr. C. W. Gehris Jr. has been elected president of the medical staffat Fallston General Hospital. He has been chief of otolaryngology atFallston General since 1977.

Gehris completed his premedical education at Princeton University and received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He served his internship and residency at Johns Hopkins.

Board-certified in otolaryngology, Gehris has offices in Fallstonand Lutherville. He is a consulting otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon for the Baltimore Regional Sleep Disorders Center.

Gehris is a Fellow in the American Academy of Otolaryngology, American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has served on the medical executive, medical records, and surgical advisory committees at Fallston General, and is a past delegate of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the Maryland Board of Governors.

Serving with Gehris as officers of the Fallston General medical staff are Dr. Harry Smith, president-elect; Dr. Robert Smith, secretary; and Dr. Scott Haswell, treasurer. Members-at-large

elected for two-year terms are Dr. Vija Abhyankar, Dr. David Dunn and Dr. Frederick Walker. Dr. Michael Drossner and Dr. J. Kevin Lynch were elected members-at-large for one-year terms.


Thomas Keesecker of Bel Air was named a winner in a new hymn competition sponsored by the Lutheran Home for the Aged in Arlington Heights, Ill.

His musical setting of Margaret Clarkson's text "Lordof Our Dawning" received a $300 prize. His winning tune was named "Christopher" in honor of Keesecker's 4-year-old son.

Keesecker has had choral anthems published by several liturgical music companies. He is director of music at St. Margaret Church, in Bel Air.

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