A Pioneer for Women’s Health in Southwest Georgia
With great sadness and respect, The Veranda announces the passing of its founding partner John S. Inman, Jr. A pioneer of women’s health in southwest Georgia, Dr. Inman spent more than 60 years improving the health of women in Albany. During his distinguished career as an obstetrician, Dr. Inman helped to deliver more than nine thousand babies in the community. Today, his legacy includes the multi-specialty medical practice known as The Veranda.
Dr. Inman graduated from Emory College in 1942 and from the School of Medicine in 1945 before serving in the United States Army. In 1952, Dr. Inman chose to return to his hometown and open his OB-GYN practice. In addition, to running his practice Dr. Inman was committed to serving his community. He’s leadership and influence can still be seen in the organizations he served like Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, the YMCA, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Following six decades of service to his patients, practice and community, Dr. Inman retired in 2013.
During his extensive career, he was recognized countless times for his outstanding commitment to the healthcare of women. Most recently, he received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society. He was also recognized as a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and was a past chairman, Georgia Section of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and was a past vice president of the South Atlantic Association of OB/GYN. Dr. Inman was a founding member of the National Council of Emory University’s School of Medicine and was awarded the university’s Arnall Patz Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
Dr. Inman is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Willa, and his two sons John III (Vicki) and Mark (Jennifer), along with his five grandchildren and one great-grand child.