A native of Meridian, MS, Guy T. Vise, Jr., graduated from Meridian High School with highest honors. He then attended Harvard University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree and served as a member of Crimson Key Society, Hasty Pudding Society, 1636 Society and as President of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Dr. Vise received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA followed by an internship at Charity Hospital of Louisiana. His orthopaedic residency began at the Tulane Department of Orthopaedic Surgery with additional residencies at Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children in Decatur, Georgia, Rancho Los Amigos Spinal Cord and Rehabilitation Center in Downey, California and he was also chosen Chief Resident of Orthopaedic Surgery on the Tulane service at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr Vise was chosen to be an American Orthopaedic Association North America Traveling Fellow. He also did a Fellowship at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, Downey, California in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Stroke, Brain Injury and Amputee/Problem Fracture Service.

In 1962 Dr. Vise married Margaret Sturdivant Wilbourn; they had two sons, Guy Thompson Vise, III and James Wilbourn (Will) Vise.

He was the recipient of numerous awards:

  • Richards Orthopaedic Traveling Fellow Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Gold Medal Scientific Exhibit, American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Silver and Bronze Awards presented by British Medical Association Film Corporation in Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Distinguished Alumni Award at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Challenge Award given for a Lifetime of Dedicated Public Service to Disabled Citizens of Mississippi, presented by the Brain Injury Association of Mississippi.

Dr. Vise’s research included Clinical Investigator, Microstructured Hip, Total Hips and Knees and he authored the "Arthritis Learning Notebook", a Guide for Arthritis Patients in Mississippi. During his career he presented numerous scientific exhibits and presentations.

Dr. Vise began his medical career with the planning and building of the Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center. He served there as Medical Director and CEO, Rehabilitation Consultant, Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Physical Therapy School of Allied Health Professionals, Chairman of Joint Implant Surgery and Research Foundation, Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics, Journal Club, and Teaching Assistant-Residential Clinical Rotations at University of Mississippi Medical Center.

He was Past President of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of their journal, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. He was a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, Society of Arthritic Joint Surgeons, Tulane Medical Alumni Association, and Tulane Dean’s Council and a Past President of the Southern Medical Association. Dr. Vise was also a member of Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, serving on the Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, and Alfred Shands Jr. Circle Committee.

Dr. Vise’s father introduced him to tree farming at an early age and it became a lifelong avocation. He was a member of the Mississippi Forestry Association and the national Forest Landowners Association. He also served on the Board of Inn-Serve Corporation, a family hotel company.

Read the Obituary by Robert S Derkash published in CORR .