Learn about the life, legacy of WURD founder Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D.

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As WURD Radio prepares to honor the legacy of Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D. during our Founder’s Day celebration, learn more about the man whose life and service left an indelible imprint on the Philadelphia community.

Listen to the voices of Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D.’s family

Listen to Dr. Lomax’s beloved wife, Beverly Lomax, and several of his children as they discuss his life and legacy.

Hear Sara Lomax-Reese interview her father, Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D. 

Hear Dr. Lomax in his own words. In this archival interview, he speaks with his daughter, WURD President and CEO Sara Lomax, about treating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. just two months before Dr. King’s assassination.

Video: The life, legacy of Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D.  

In the narrated video, learn about Dr. Lomax’s deep roots and business ventures in Philadelphia.

Video: Remembering Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D. 

Look back at the life of Dr. Lomax in this moving video montage full of family photos.

The Hahnemann Alumnus Who Championed Philly’s African-American Community — and Also Treated Martin Luther King Jr.

Originally published Feb. 24, 2017 by DrexelNow

DrexelNow takes a deeper look at the life and work of one alumnus, Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D., who graduated from Hahnemann Medical College (now Drexel’s College of Medicine) in 1957.

Since graduating from the medical school, Lomax was a compassionate physician who grew a small clinic into six medical centers and a company to provide quality care and treatment to the underserved and the less fortunate. A philanthropist who supported a variety of cultural, educational, health and artistic non-profit organizations, Lomax bought 900 AM-WURD, the only Black-owned and -operated radio station in the state and one of the few of its kind across the country. Click here to continue reading.

What Philadelphia Lost When it Lost Dr. Walter P. Lomax Jr.: 10 things you didn’t know about one of our city’s great men

Originally published Oct. 16, 2013 by Philadelphia Magazine

Dr. Lomax was a prominent physician, prosperous entrepreneur, and selfless philanthropist. The youngest of four children and a graduate of La Salle University and Hahnemann University Hospital, he opened his first medical office in a row house near his South Philly family home in 1958. 

That small-scale clinic expanded over the years to six top-notch medical centers with 22 physicians who provided quality care regardless of income. Click here to continue reading.


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