Neurologist Dr. James Anthony died on Wednesday, May 15. He is an Emeritus member of the Mercy Anderson medical staff and retired in August 2014.
James J. “Jim” Anthony, M.D., who worked as a clinical neurologist for almost 40 years and served as president of the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, died on Wednesday, May 15.
Dr. Anthony was born on August 23, 1945, the first of five children, to James V. and Helen Anthony in Cleveland, OH. Jim is survived by his wife, Sally Von Lehman; his children, son James V. Anthony and daughter Alison Anthony; his stepchildren Malachy “Chad” Von Lehman and Sarah (née Von Lehman) Walker, as well as several grandchildren. Additional surviving family members include his mother, Helen.
Raised in Cleveland, Jim first moved to Cincinnati for medical school. Following his medical residency and service in the U.S. Navy, he returned to Cincinnati to start a private practice in neurology. He worked as a clinical physician for nearly 40 years at Cincinnati Neurological Associates (now Riverhills Neuroscience) and was often recognized by his patients and peers as an outstanding physician. He served for many years on key committees for the American Academy of Neurology, which entailed extensive advocacy work with politicians in Washington D.C. His professional leadership activities also included a term as the president of the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati. Jim was a beloved husband, dedicated father and grandfather, avid reader, and tireless worker who gave time to many causes. He was selfless in his giving.