OTT JOHN EDWARD OTT November 2, 1936 - April 24, 2017 On April 24, 2017, John Edward Ott "Jack" passed away at home in Silver Spring, MD. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathleen Anne Corbett; his devoted son, Karl Edward Ott, of Washington, DC; his brothers Joe Ott of Morristown, NJ and Bill Ott of Knoxville, TN; sister Rose Marie Black, of Pittsburgh, PA, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Louise Sprajcar Ott; his brother Fred Ott and sister-in-law Dorothy Anne Ott. Born in Washington, PA, the son of Frederick Ott and Alice Marie Jones Ott, Jack Ott graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1963. He interned at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, then served in pediatrics in the U.S. Air Force in Austin, Texas, from 1964 - 1966. His residency in Pediatrics was at the University of Colorado, Denver, Medical Center, where he was a fellow in pediatrics and biophysics from 1967 to 1969. He was professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Medical Center, where he was co-founder of Poison Lab, a testing center for poisoning victims, an Assistant Director of the Birth Defects Center, and Co-Director of the Child Health Associate Program, where he trained physician's assistants, one of the first such programs in the country. From 1977 - 1987 he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Care Sciences, at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he developed primary care residency programs in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, fellowships in primary care, Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Programs, Home Care Hospice Programs, and programs in Geriatrics and Bioethics. From 1987 to 1997, he was Executive Director and CEO of the George Washington University Health Plan, the leading medical center-controlled nonprofit HMO in the country. He was a world expert on Prune Belly Syndrome, a genetic disorder of the abdominal muscles, giving talks in Mexico and Austria. He contributed over 100 articles to leading medical journals. After retirement, he devoted his time to a lifelong passion, buying and selling stamps, eventually creating an extensive business directing 17 shows in four cities. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday May 6 at the Bethesda Presbyterian Church (BethesdaPresbyterian.org). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the scholarship funds at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Departments of Psychology and English.