Albert E. Sanders, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon and founding faculty member at what is now UT Health San Antonio, died in San Antonio Sept. 2. He was 86.
A Fort Worth native, Dr. Sanders earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, in 1954, and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1959.
He was a member of numerous medical societies serving in many capacities, including president of Bexar County Medical Society, president of Texas Orthopaedic Association, board of councilors for the American Academy of Othopaedic Surgeons and board member of the Texas Medical Association.
He was the recipient of several humanitarian awards including the Scoliosis Society Walter P. Blount Service Award. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Southwestern University and the Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award from UTMB.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, 825 E. Basse Rd., San Antonio, TX 78209. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, Southwestern University or the charity of your choice.