Dr. Geoffrey Arnold Kelafant, MD, MSPH, FACOEM
...Dr. Geoffrey Arnold Kelafant
, 45, of Olanta died Tuesday, March 16, 2004 in Tulum, Mexico. He
was born in Geneva, NY, a son of Catherine Simons Leithiser and the late Robert A. Kelafant.He was a graduate of Hamilton College, Clinton, NY and the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT.He served his Internal Medicine internship at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, MD. In 1986 he studied at the Naval Undersea Medical Institute in New London, CT and Panama City, FL. From 1987 to 1989, he was a Senior Diving and Submarine Medical Officer in the U.S. Navy, Submarine Group 6, in Charleston, SC.He earned his Master's Degree in Public Health from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY and completed his Occupational Medicine Residency, University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1991. He became Medical Director for Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Occupational Health Department, where he served until 2003 when he became Medical Director for the McLeod Regional Medical Center Occupational Health and Employee Health, in Florence, SC. He was Board certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ABMS, 1994), and was Fellow, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (1997).He
had published numerous articles and presented many seminars. Dr. Kelafant was an accomplished organist.He was a certified cave diver and a member of the Diver Alert Network.