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1946 - 2015

Nicholas P.W. Coe, M.D., 1946 - 2015

Dr. Nicholas P.W. Coe of Montgomery, MA, died suddenly on Friday November 27, 2015 in Springfield, MA at the age of 69.

Born in England on May 8, 1946, the son of Stuart and Joan (Whittley) Coe. Dr. Coe was a graduate of Abingdon Academy and Guys Hospital Medical School, London University. He emigrated to the United States in 1975, becoming a U.S. citizen in 1981. Dr. Coe continued his surgical education at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA under the guidance of Dr. Paul Friedmann. Upon completion of his surgical residency, Dr. Coe joined the faculty of Baystate Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Coe advanced to become the Director of Surgical Education at Baystate Medical Center and Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. An outstanding endocrine surgeon and educator, he was a founding member of the Association for Surgical Education and was a past President of that organization. He was also a Fellow of both the American College of Surgery and the Royal Academy of Surgeons (U.K.). Dr. Coe was a member of the American Surgical Association, the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, and was Past President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

In addition to his surgical and teaching skills, Dr. Coe was a published novelist, violinist, a symphonic composer and longstanding member of the Holyoke Civic Symphony. Dr. Coe is survived by his loving wife of forty years, Pamela (Copeland) Coe, a sister Vanessa Lewis, a brother Jonathan Coe and several nieces and nephews who reside in England. He will be missed by patients, residents and friends for years to come.