In Remembrance

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MSSC extends its condolences to the family of Dr. Shield III.

Surgeon Charles “Chuck” Shield III, MD, died Sept. 25, 2018. Dr. Shield was born in Stuttgart, Arizona, and attended the University of Oklahoma where he received a bachelor’s degree in zoology and his master’s degree in physiology. He went on to earn a medical degree from Washington University. Dr. Shield completed his medical residency in general surgery at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and his transplant fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. In 1981, Dr. Shield moved to Wichita, where he worked with Wichita Surgical Specialists and was integral in establishing the kidney transplant program at Via Christi St. Francis. Dr. Shield’s work, along with others, was iconic in putting Wichita on the map for surgery and patient care, his family said. To read his full obituation, visit