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A Note About Dr. Anthony F. Lalli ‘51

Posted By Administration, Monday, August 19, 2019

Dr Anthony F Lalli ‘51 died Jan 10, 2018 aged 88 at home in Canada.  

Earning his BA in English at Hiram, Tony also enjoyed playing clarinet in various musical societies. He obtained a medical degree from The University of Chicago Medical school and upon completion, interned at Toronto Hospital for Sick Children. While there he met and married his wife Donna Brown. They began married life by returning to Hiram and moving into Bonnie Castle Inn; they considered it a very elegant start. Tony was the physician and general practitioner at Hiram College and for the surrounding area.  He returned to the University of Chicago and completed his internship in Radiology.  In 1963, he accepted a position at the University of Michigan as Associate Professor.  He joined the Cleveland Clinic as Head of Diagnostic Radiology in 1970 where he remained until his retirement.  He developed many innovative radiological techniques such as percutaneous lung and renal biopsy. He authored many medical books and over 70 papers and later became an expert on contrast media reactions.  His expertise was recognized by many awards and honors throughout his career. He served on many National and Local committees including Hiram’s President’s Council on Science Initiatives. He received the Hiram Lifetime Achievement Award in ’96.  On retirement, Tony and Donna divided their time between the towns of Niagara-on-the-Lake in Canada and Corofin, County Clare Ireland.  Tony’s interests included a passion for older Bentleys, reading and travel.  He is survived by his wife Donna, daughters Cynthia and Alison, sons-in-law John and Rick, and Grandchildren Olivia and Anthony.  Though his time in Hiram was at the beginning of his medical career and happy marriage, it remained a touchstone for the remainder of his life. He described it as “A time of simple and bright happiness, made full by lifelong friends.” 


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