James Emmerson Brick

Obituary of James Emmerson Brick

 

 

James Emmerson Brick M.D., 65, of Morgantown, WV passed away November 12th, 2017.  He was born in South Charleston, WV, the son of Denver and Nola (née Jividen) Brick. 

After graduating Kanawha County Public Schools, he earned his B.A. in Biology from West Virginia University.  Following his bachelor’s degree, he embarked upon his education in medicine, graduating with his M.D. from the West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1977.   After completing his Medicine residency and serving as the Chief Resident in Medicine at WVUH, he completed a fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Missouri.  Dr. Brick served his entire academic and professional career in the Department of Medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine.  Over the course of his illustrious career with the University, he held many positions including President of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia University Medical Corporation, Professor and E.B. Flink Chair of the Department of Medicine and Interim Dean of the WVU School of Medicine. Dr. Brick, his identical twin brother Dr. John Brick, and Senator Robert C. Byrd were responsible for developing MDTV, a telemedicine system for West Virginia still used today.  The Brick brothers also partnered with the late Senator Byrd and the late James H. Harless to develop a primary care clinic in rural Mingo County, West Virginia.  He was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, an Admiral of the Cherry River Navy, performed groundbreaking research on Methotrexate and the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, and he mentored thousands of young doctors.  Throughout his career, Dr. Brick focused his efforts in helping to create growth and excellence in the HSC and improving the lives of the people of West Virginia; In recent years focused his efforts on improving healthcare in rural parts of West Virginia.  He was a devoted fly fisherman, avid user of Wikipedia, a trivia junkie, and a brilliant storyteller.

He is survived by his daughters, Hilary Brick and her husband Michael Logan, and Jessica Brick; his twin brother Dr. John Brick; his fiancée Carole Wiedebusch, his former wife Penelope Brick; his only grandson Connor James Logan; nephew Joshua Brick; niece Jamie Brick; and sister-in-law Jeanie Brick.

In lieu of flowers, the Brick family requests that donations be made to The Brick Health Outreach Fund in c/o the West Virginia University Foundation, 1 Waterfront Pl, Morgantown 26501.

He considered it a privilege to provide care for you, the people of West Virginia.

Friends and family will be welcomed for a service to be held Saturday, December 9th  at WVU Health Science Center, Okey Patteson Auditorium, 1 Medical Center Dr., Morgantown at 11:00 AM.

Services have been entrusted to Hastings Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.hastingsfuneralhome.com.  

 

 

 

James Emmerson Brick M.D., 65, of Morgantown, WV passed away November 12th, 2017. He was born in South Charleston, WV, the son of Denver and Nola (née Jividen) Brick.

 

After graduating Kanawha County Public Schools, he earned his B.A. in Biology from West Virginia University. Following his bachelor's degree, he embarked upon his education in medicine, graduating with his M.D. from the West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1977. After completing his Medicine residency and serving as the Chief Resident in Medicine at WVUH, he completed a fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Missouri. Dr. Brick served his entire academic and professional career in the Department of Medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Over the course of his illustrious career with the University, he held many positions including President of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia University Medical Corporation, Professor and E.B. Flink Chair of the Department of Medicine and Interim Dean of the WVU School of Medicine. Dr. Brick, his identical twin brother Dr. John Brick, and Senator Robert C. Byrd were responsible for developing MDTV, a telemedicine system for West Virginia still used today. The Brick brothers also partnered with the late Senator Byrd and the late James H. Harless to develop a primary care clinic in rural Mingo County, West Virginia. He was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, an Admiral of the Cherry River Navy, performed groundbreaking research on Methotrexate and the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, and he mentored thousands of young doctors. Throughout his career, Dr. Brick focused his efforts in helping to create growth and excellence in the HSC and improving the lives of the people of West Virginia; In recent years focused his efforts on improving healthcare in rural parts of West Virginia. He was a devoted fly fisherman, avid user of Wikipedia, a trivia junkie, and a brilliant storyteller.

 

He is survived by his daughters, Hilary Brick and her husband Michael Logan, and Jessica Brick; his twin brother Dr. John Brick; his fiancée Carole Wiedebusch, his former wife Penelope Brick; his only grandson Connor James Logan; nephew Joshua Brick; niece Jamie Brick; and sister-in-law Jeanie Brick.

 

In lieu of flowers, the Brick family requests that donations be made to The Brick Health Outreach Fund in c/o the West Virginia University Foundation, 1 Waterfront Pl, Morgantown 26501.

 

He considered it a privilege to provide care for you, the people of West Virginia.

 

Friends and family will be welcomed for a service to be held Saturday, December 9th at WVU Health Science Center, Okey Patteson Auditorium, 1 Medical Center Dr., Morgantown at 11:00 AM.

 

Services have been entrusted to Hastings Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.hastingsfuneralhome.com.