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Peter Christopher Gazes, M.D.

Peter Christopher Gazes, M.D.
  • October 10, 1921 - April 2, 2019
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
  • Greek Church of the Holy Trinity, New Building Fund
    30 Race Street
    Charleston, SC 29403
  • In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
  • Drawing Near to God Ministry
    PO Box 1274
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465

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Dr Gazes was always a favorite of the medical students, a wonderful teacher, mentor and clinician. He made learning interesting and fun, was full of useful pearls of wisdom. His teaching prepared me well for my internal medicine residency and my career in medicine. Above all, he was a fine human being. My condolences to the Gazes family for the loss of a wonderful man. Bill Thornton, MUSC Class of 1971.


Posted by: William Thornton - Old Fort, NC - Student   Apr 15, 2019

Doctor Gazes was one of the best clinical instructors I have ever had. He was very approachable and if you had a question he would give you a reasoned answer even if it was a dumb question. He was legendary for his physical exam prowess. He once listened to my own heart murmur because my mother was born with a bicuspid aortic valve (and ultimately died from it). Dr. Gazes pronounced my murmur an innocent one. We did a two

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Posted by: Lambert Daniel - Healdsburg, CA - student   Apr 14, 2019

I worked in the Cardiology Division as part of the administrative support staff for 26 years. During that time I had many wonderful interaction with Dr.Gazes. He always made time for each of us. He was always patient and kind. I will always carry the fondest memories of him in my heart, one of which was watching him and Mrs. Gazes dance the shag at the Dept. Of Medicine Christmas party. He truly enjoyed his life. Rest in peace "Pete the Putter"!


Posted by: Bev Ksenzak - Charleston, SC   Apr 13, 2019

Mrs. Gazes, Hope, Cathy and Joanne, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. I have many memories of not only your dad but of all of us growing up in the Club. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.


Posted by: Frances Stelling Pye - Walterboro, SC - Neighbor   Apr 11, 2019

Cathy and family we are thinking of you during this time . I know you are finding comfort in your memories and your Faith right now. I will fondly remember His smile and wit . Denise and Stevie


Posted by: Denise Leasure - Charleston, SC - Friend   Apr 10, 2019

for Dr, Gazes family, I appreciate the countless tolerances that you must have had since Dr. Gazes was our trusted ,patient and expert teacher of cardiology. For years I measured many cardiologists in California at USC and UCLA. His answers and pathways remained useful and germain. Please remember my thanks to you all. I will remember him for his competence, compassion and quizical glance when I proposed a finding. Also you can consider that he taught with me for 17 years at USC Keck School of medicine and "entered many discussions" at Nights At UCLA.


Posted by: robert morehead,Jr., MD. - Mt. Pleasant, NC   Apr 10, 2019

I had Dr. Gazes as a 4th year med student. The only girl in the cardiology rotation. He had a great sense of humor. I remember him telling us that if talented one could hear certain types of heart murmur in the elbow or at the top of the head. Stuck with me all these years. Great professor and doctor.


Posted by: J Ann Lentini - Hendersonville, NC - Student   Apr 09, 2019

My condolences to all of the Gazes Family for the loss of your Patriarch and Father. I remember so fondly Dr. Gazes' smile as he would watch The Dectones sing, with daughter Hope among the girls from Ashley Hall. Please convey my sympathy to Hope, Cathy, and Joanne, and of course, Mrs. (Athena) Gazes.

Much love to you all --

Dee Dee Geraty Squires
(Dee Dee and The Dectones of Ashley Hall)

2615 Ashland Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO 64506


Posted by: Deirdre (Dee Dee) Squires - Saint Joseph, MO - Friend   Apr 09, 2019

A delightful & brilliant teacher, and gracious and patient man, I am saddened but also can't help smiling at the memories of the interactions I was so privileged to have with him back in the 1990's.


Posted by: Sharon DeMocker - Washington, DC - student   Apr 08, 2019

One of my favorite professors at MUSC, I had the privilege of doing a Cardiology rotation with him when I was a medical student. He was excellent teacher.
Aionia e mnimi


Posted by: Thomas Jarrett - High Point, NC - Student   Apr 08, 2019