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ANA-Maine Mourns the Loss of Renowned Physician and Portland Native, Robert Elwood, MD

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Robert Elwood McAfee MD

AUGUST 25, 1935 – DECEMBER 16, 2023



PORTLAND, MAINE -- The citizens of Portland, of Maine, and of this nation lost an extraordinary neighbor, physician, public servant, and fierce advocate for their health with the passing of Robert Elwood McAfee, M.D., on December 16, 2023. He was born on August 25, 1935, in Portland, to Harold and Elizabeth McAfee, grew up in Deering Center, and attended Portland Public Schools, graduating from Deering High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from Bates College and went on to study medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, earning his M.D. in 1960. He returned home to complete a residency and internship in surgery at Maine Medical Center. READ MORE