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College of Medicine champion Dr. Ray Bellamy passes

Aug 25, 2023

Dr. Ray Bellamy, an ardent and steadfast supporter of the Florida State University College of Medicine’s mission to provide patient-centered care in a community, passed away Aug. 22 after a brief illness. He was 83.

Ray Bellamy, M.D.
A tribute to Ray Bellamy, M.D. hangs in the atrium at the FSU College of Medicine's central campus.

“Dr. Ray Bellamy was the embodiment of patient-centered care, and his advocacy for our mission when others wanted us to go in a different direction was instrumental in helping us become what we are today – an innovative medical school that puts patients and community needs at the forefront,” Interim Dean Alma Littles said.  “He was simply a great guy.”

Bellamy was the original clerkship director for the surgical rotation at the Tallahassee Regional Campus, and he served as a mentor to the college’s first generation of medical students.

“His advocacy and passion for quality medical education were the perfect thing for our emerging and innovative school,” Dean-emeritus John P. Fogarty, M.D. said. “He will be sorely missed.”

Read the full obituary.