David Lucas “Luke” Glancy, MD, age 87, departed this life on April 24th, 2022. He was born October 17, 1934, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Irma Mae Lucas and Harrison Smith Glancy. He was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He is preceded in death by his parents, and by his brother, Henry Jerome Glancy. He is survived by his beloved wife, Cynthia Forrest Glancy. Formerly married to Eileen Keiley Brener, he is survived by their three children Helen Craig Glancy (Peter Meisner), David Lucas Glancy, Jr. and Harrison Mark Glancy (Roger Law). He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Theodore Lucas Mace (Elizabeth Beranich), Anne Elizabeth Glancy, Caroline Keiley Glancy, and Lucas Harrison Glancy, two great-granddaughters, Paisley and Penelope Mace, his sister-in-law, Nancy Brown Glancy, and her sons, Scott and Ryan Glancy.
Luke will always be remembered as an extraordinary physician who had a deep knowledge of cardiology and general medicine. He provided care to his many patients with compassion and respect. He had an insatiable drive to continue to learn all that he could about cardiology, including through teaching his fellows at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC). Equal to his love of cardiology was his love for his wife and family. He had a way of teaching life’s lessons to those he loved with a kind and gentle hand, and he was always there for them. His good sense of humor turned bad times into bearable times. He loved his adopted city, New Orleans, its people, its cuisine, and the Saints and LSU football teams. He will be sadly missed by his many family members, friends, and associates.
Luke graduated as Salutatorian from Marist School in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was the captain of the basketball and swim teams. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and once again he captained the swim team. Luke attained his Doctor of Medicine from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital. From 1966 to 1972, he worked at the National Heart Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, in cardiac pathology, and became the Chief of Cardiovascular Diagnosis in the Cardiology Branch for his last four years there. In 1972, Luke came to LSU Medical School in New Orleans as Chief of Cardiology. In 1974, he became Medical Director of Cardiology and Cardiac Catherization Laboratories at Hotel Dieu Hospital, now the Interim Medical Center of Louisiana in New Orleans (MCLNO), a position he held for 18 years. During this time, he served as Clinical Professor of Medicine at LSUHSC. In 1992 he once again became Chief of Cardiology both at LSUHSC and at MCLNO. In 1996, during a sabbatical, he was a Visiting Principal Fellow at the Royal Brompton Hospital and the Imperial School of Medicine, London, UK, and Visiting Professor of Cardiology at the Shick Cardiac Education Center, Naples, Florida. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) for 20 years and received the 2019 LSMS Hall of Fame Award. In 2014, he retired from the practice of medicine and became Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Emeritus Chief of the Section of Cardiology, and Emeritus Director of the Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Training Program, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, until the time of his death. He has been on the editorial boards of the Medical Letter, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, American Journal of Cardiology and Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings. He has published over 400 articles in esteemed medical journals, including the Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society, Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He received the Spirit of Charity Award from the Medical Center of Louisiana Foundation in 2009. A David Lucas Glancy Professorship and David Lucas Glancy Lectureship in Cardiology have been established at LSUHSC. Luke joined the American Heart Association (AHA) in 1966 and was a fellow of its Council on Clinical Cardiology since 1970, twice serving as the Council’s Mississippi/Louisiana representative. He served the Louisiana Affiliate of the AHA in many capacities and was its president in 1982-83, and its Heart Gala honoree in 2001. He was also a fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). He was named a Master Teacher of the American College of Cardiology in 1973 and was Governor of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACC from 1982 to 1985. He was a fellow of The Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, which he helped found in 1978, and a member of the Southeastern Clinical Club (President in 1993), the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, and the New Orleans Academy of Internal Medicine. He received the Laureate Award from the American College of Physicians, Louisiana Chapter, in 2003. Luke served on the Board of the Trustees of the Medical Center of Louisiana Foundation from 1997-2015.
A private family service will be held in Sarasota, Florida. In memory of Luke, please consider a donation to the David Lucas Glancy Lectureship, https://give.lsuhealthfoundation.org/givenow To donate, go to list of options "Medicine - Glancy Lectureship Series", or donate by check made payable to the LSUHSC Foundation and mailed to 2000 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112, specifying on the check that the donation is for the Luke Glancy Lectureship.
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