Betty Grundy, MD, Passes Away

Published: June 14th, 2017

Category: Feature, News

Betty Lou Bottoms Grundy, MDDr. Betty Lou Bottoms Grundy, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017 under the care of hospice.

Dr. Grundy graduated from the University of Florida near the top of her class in 1963. She was one of the first women graduates from the College of Medicine.

After working in private and academic practice for many years, she returned to UF in 1984 as a professor of anesthesiology and founded the division of neurological anesthesiology. She focused her clinical and research interests on intraoperative neurological monitoring with funds from NIH, NATO, the VA, foundations and private industry.

Dr. Grundy worked tirelessly and was an important role model for women in medicine as a chair of anesthesiology in Oklahoma, as anesthesiology service chief at the Malcom Randall Veterans Administration Medical Center, as a senior board examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology and as a member or chair on countless professional society committees. She retired from the University in 1994.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Gainesville. The family respectfully requests donations in lieu of flowers to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 NE 1st St., Gainesville, FL 32601 or to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606.