Thomas P. Kearns
American neuroophthalmologist, born April 12, 1922, Louisville, Kentucky.
Biography of Thomas P. Kearns
Thomas P. Kearns came from a poor family, but was encouraged to study medicine by an uncle who was a physician. Following graduation from the University of Louisville in 1946, he served as a medical officer in the United States Army, and in 1949 he came to the Mayo Clinic, Rochester for residency training in ophthalmology. He eventually became full professor at the Mayo Medical School. His main field of interest is in neuro-ophthalmology.
We thank Dr. Günter Krämer, Zürich, Switzerland, for information submitted.
What is an eponym?
An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus
any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.
What is Whonamedit?
Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms.
It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person,
with a biography of that person.
Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only.
No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically,
therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be
affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.