December 26, 2004--Posted at 8:30 p.m. CST
LITTLE ROCK -- Doctor Jonathan Drummond-Webb, Chief of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock,was found dead this morning of an apparent suicide.
Drummond-Webb had a national reputation for excellence in his work with infants and children with heart problems.
Earlier this year, he performed the first successful implant of a heart pump for children.
Shocked collegues held a press conference this morning.
"Very much out of character. He was a triathlete. He ran triathalons. He scuba dived. He skied. He loved life, and was devoted to his wife. He was devoted to his patients and his families,"said colleage scott gorden.