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William J. Mangold, MD, reconstructive and plastic surgeon, died November 27, 2016 after battling a long illness. He was 73.
Mangold was born in Columbus, Ohio on March 21, 1943. He received a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969 and graduated from medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio in 1973. He was an intern at Bexar County Hospital in San Antonio and completed residencies in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center in Austin.
He started in private practice in family medicine with his father in Lockney, Texas for two years. He became staff plastic surgeon at Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital in San Antonio. Mangold moved to Tucson in 1980 and was in solo practice for plastic and reconstructive surgery for 15 years.
After leaving private practice, Mangold was President and CEO of MICA. He was also the Contract Medical Director for Medicare in Arizona and nine other states. He remained a consultant on Medicare coverage issues following his retirement. He stayed a resident of Tucson while commuting to work in Phoenix.
Mangold was involved in medical and professional organizations throughout his career. His service with PCMS began in 1985 as a delegate to the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA). He was voted to the PCMS Board of Directors in 1987. He remained on the board until 2012 as he served as a delegate or officer with ArMA or the American Medical Association, including ArMA President in 1991-1992.
He was also on the Pima County Medical Society Foundation Board of Directors, 1998-2003, and president, 2002-2003. He received the Foundation’s “Physician of the Year” award in 2006. He was also a member of many medical and legal organizations in Texas prior to coming to Tucson.
Outside of medicine, Mangold was former Chairman of the Tucson Chamber of Commerce, served on the Arizona Judicial Council, and named to a five-year term on the Arizona Commission on Appellate Court Appointments. He served on the boards of several community organizations such as the Rogue Theater, Tucson Symphony, Arizona Opera and Southern Arizona Roadrunners.
Mangold was survived by his wife of 32 years, Carol, his brothers Howard of San Antonio and Gary and his wife Brenda of Lockney, and their children Allison Lee and Lauren Mangold of St. Louis, Erin Mangold of Denton, Texas and grandnephews Hudson and Greyson Mangold .