Winston Paulding Caine, Jr., MD, FACP, died at home on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Born in Chattanooga on April 16, 1937, he attended the Bright School and received his secondary education from The McCallie School. In 1959, he received his BA in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University, graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, having been on a football scholarship for 4 years. He continued to be involved in leadership roles in these schools' alumni activities.
Dr. Caine received his Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1963. He then served his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine followed by a fellowship in hematology.
From July 1967 through July 1969, Dr. Caine served in the United States Air Force, ultimately as Chief of Medical Service, Air University Hospital, Montgomery, Alabama.
Since 1969 he practiced internal medicine and hematology in Chattanooga, serving as an attending physician at Erlanger Hospital. He was actively involved in the teaching program there and was Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Chattanooga Unit of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He had been Chief of the Hematology Service since 1970 and served as Chief of Staff of Erlanger Hospital from 1989 through 1991.
Dr. Caine regularly lectured in Hematology and served as Grand Rounds Co-coordinator since 2000. He twice received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Chattanooga Unit of the UT College of Medicine. In 2000, he received the American College of Physicians National Volunteer Teacher of the Year Award along with the appellation "Laureate in Medicine." In 2001 he received the Robert L. Summitt Award for Leadership in Medical Education from the University of Tennessee. In 2009 the Baroness Erlanger Foundation honored him with the Distinguished Physician Award, and in 2010, he was recognized with the Augustus McCravey Award for a Lifetime of Excellence in Medical Education.
Dr. Caine was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and voluntarily recertified in 1980 and 1987. He was elected to fellowship in the American College of Physicians in 1973 and completed the Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program every three years since 1974. He was Program Director for MKSAP Review Courses from 1979 until his death.
Dr. Caine was a member of the American Society of Hematology, American Medical Association, and the Chattanooga/ Hamilton County Medical Alliance. He had been an active member of the Tennessee Medical Association, serving on the Continuing Medical Education Committee since 1975 and chairing the committee for 10 years.
Dr. Caine's devotion to his patients and their care inspired his pursuit of medical knowledge, and he loved to teach and impart this knowledge to countless medical students, interns and residents for whom he became a role model.
Dr. Caine believed in Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and was a member of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church.
Dr. Caine was predeceased by his parents, Winston Paulding Caine, DDS, and Helen Hughes Caine, as well as his first-born son, Winston Paulding Caine III.
Dr. Caine was devoted to his family and is survived by his wife, the former Priscilla Ann Murdoch and three sons: The Reverend Stephen Rhoads Caine (Monnie) of Shelbyville, TN, Matthew Murdoch Caine (Molly) of Atlanta, GA, and Adam Hughes Caine (Katy) of Springdale, AR, and eight grandchildren, Winston Rhoads Caine, Marion Adams Caine, Elliott Eakin Caine, Grayson Neal Caine, Haseley Ewin Caine, Riley Allums, Walter Hughes Caine, and Addison Rachel Caine; sisters Helen Caine Franklin (Ben) of Louisville, KY and Marjorie Caine Brown (Ron) of Longwood, FL.
The family requests that remembrances be offered to the McCallie School for the scholarship Dr. Caine established in memory of his son Winston Paulding Caine III ("Winky"), to Vanderbilt University Athletics Department, or to Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 27th at 12 Noon at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church with Dr. Bill Dudley and Rev. Margaret Ferguson officiating. Visitation at the church from 10:30 am until the service. Please visit www.heritagefh.com to share memories with the family. Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga is in charge of the arrangements.