Longtime NCMS Member Dr. Harold Pollard Remembered

Harold Pollard, MD, a Winston-Salem obstetrician-gynecologist, died Nov. 3, 2017 after experiencing a stroke as he was recuperating from a heart attack. He was 69 years old.

Dr. Pollard, who joined the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) in 1991, was remembered in the Winston-Salem media as a caring, compassionate and dedicated community member, who had delivered many babies in the area. He also was a devoted tennis player and was instrumental in helping put Winston-Salem on the tennis map.

“Every time I would play tennis with him, we would walk up and run into women who were patients of his, and it was wonderful to behold how they all revered him,” the Winston-Salem Journal quoted his friend Gray Smith as saying. Smith played tennis with Dr. Pollard once or twice a week for 15 years. “The loss to our community is immeasurable. In my humble opinion he was easily our finest citizen.”

Dr. Pollard, a native of Burlington, attended the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill as a Morehead Scholar and was a member of the 1966 freshman basketball team. In 1978 he moved to Winston-Salem and spent almost 40 years with Lyndhurst Gynecologic Associates.

“We could go to lunch and he always got fabulous service because he had delivered children for half the service there,” Smith told the Journal. “He moved people from all walks of life, no matter their circumstances, rich, poor, black and white — he took care of every patient like he was their family.”

Our sympathies go out to Dr. Pollard’s family and many friends.


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