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July 8, 1944 - Dec 11, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Daniel H. Carmichael, born on July 8, 1944, died on December 11, 2014, from nephrology cancer. He was preceded in death by his son, Patrick Scott Carmichael. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Walta; daughters, Wendy Catherine Carmichael, and son-in-law, Michael Ibarra, of Houston, Texas; and Shelley Amanda Carmichael, and son-in-law, Josh DuBose, of Los Angeles, California. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Alabama, he received a degree in religion from Princeton University in 1966, where he was a member of the swim team and Charter Club. He received his medical degree from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1970. After a surgical residence at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and a stint at the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he began practice in Oklahoma City in 1977. His special interest was in cancer surgery, and he was a Principal Investigator for the NSABP Study Group, serving time on their Breast Cancer Surgery Committee in the 1980s. He enrolled many patients on protocols, including the lumpectomy study which showed the efficacy of breast-conserving surgery. For years, he enjoyed teaching medical students and residents, publishing many articles with the latter. He was certified by the American Board of Surgery and was a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Western Surgical Society and many other organizations. Additionally, during the 1980s, he served as Medical Director of AMCARE, then the emergency medical services provider for central Oklahoma. Upon career redirection, he spent half his time on his ranch involved in fishing, hunting, hydrology projects to include dam construction and rain water harvesting, off-grid solar power systems, woodworking, and extensive reading in religion, history, and science. Numerous other pursuits filled the days. Major regret: No 30 hour days. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the .

Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 14, 2014
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