Posted on: October 25, 2018
Dr. Werdna Wayland Eure, Jr., M.D., FACRO, of Redlands, Calif., passed away on September 12, 2018, at the age of 66, from complications of a stroke.
Dr. Eure was born in Blacksburg, Va., to Peggy Yowell Eure and Werdna Wayland Eure. He graduated from the the College of William and Mary with Phi Beta Kappa honors and received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Virginia, as well as completed his residency and fellowship training in Radiation Therapy at UVA. Dr. Eure worked as a leading Radiation Oncologist in California, servicing numerous hospitals in the Southern California region and as owner and CEO of Radiation Therapy Medical Group from 1982 to 2004.
Serving as a founding member, chairman of the board, and president during his tenure with the Association of Freestanding Radiation Oncologist Centers (AFROC), among other medical associations, Dr. Eure administered the development of the first cost-based industry survey accepted for use by HCFA, as well as assisted in the development of the CPT nomenclature and coding system currently in widespread use in the determination of payments in the United States. He earned the status of Fellow of the American College of Radiation Oncology, advocating for the support of Cancer Research, presenting to governmental agencies and giving keynote speeches domestically and internationally. He was dedicated to medicine and uniquely empathetic and supportive to his patients. He was a lover of music, art, photography and travel, always passionate to experience the wonders of natural beauty and to expand his intellectual horizons.
To those who knew him best he will be remembered for his sharp intellect and overwhelming passion for music and art. He is survived by his two sons, Andrew C. Eure and Maxwell C. Eure, both of Southern California; and his sisters, Amanda Eure Crosen of Reston, Virginia, and Ann Eure Beard of Martinsville, Virginia.