— Megan McDonough, The Washington Post, Published: October 14
Parker S. Dorman urologist
Parker S. Dorman, a urologist in the Washington region for more than 30 years, died
Sept. 23 at Asbury Methodist Village retirement community in Gaithersburg. He was 91.
The cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, said his son, Thomas Dorman.
Dr. Dorman practiced urology in Washington and Chevy Chase with his father and
brother from 1955 until his retirement in 1987. He served on the clinical faculty at
Georgetown University medical school and was head of residency training at Suburban
Hospital in Bethesda.
Parker Sturgis Dorman, a native Washingtonian, was a 1940 graduate of the old
Western High School. He was a 1944 graduate of Amherst College in Massachusetts
and a 1947 graduate of the University of Maryland medical school. Five years later, he
received a master’s degree in medical science from the University of Pennsylvania.
He served 13 years in the Navy Reserve and was on active duty as a physician in 1950
Dr. Dorman was a past president of the mid-Atlantic section of the American Urological
Association and the Southern Society of Urological Surgeons. He also served on the
board of Bethesda Cares, an organization that helps the homeless. His other
memberships included the Kiwanis Club, Bethesda United Church of Christ and Amherst
College Alumni Association.
He lived in Rockville for 33 years before moving to Bethesda in 1991 and to
Gaithersburg in 2004.
A daughter, Anne Hope, died in 2011. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Janet
English Dorman of Gaithersburg; five children, Thomas Dorman of Portland, Maine,
William Dorman of Takoma Park, Joan Davis of Seattle, Deborah Kirk of Woodstock,
Conn., and Janet Bruce of Brookneal, Va.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.