Dr. Dan Brasfield is a retired Radiologist with a lifetime history of involvement with the Lee County Library. He was born in Tupelo and grew up within walking or biking distance of the library when it was in the original Allen house. Here he began a lifetime interest in reading, first with children's historical biographies and mysteries then progressing to early science fiction.
Dan is married to Frances Joyner, also of Tupelo, and they have three daughters (who unfortunately have moved with their families out of the area) and seven grandchildren.
He went through the Tupelo public school system and graduated from Tupelo High
School where he was the school's first international exchange student. He graduated from Vanderbilt University and then Washington University School of Medicine. His continued his medical training at Tulane then served for two and one half years at U.S. Army evacuation hospitals in Japan during the Vietnam conflict. He returned to Vanderbilt University Hospital where he completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology followed by a fellowship in Nuclear Medicine, leading to board certification in both.
He returned to Tupelo in 1975 and spent most of his medical career in his fields of specialty at North Mississippi Medical Center where he helped develop his initial four member partnership group into a sizable team of eighteen imaging specialists. During his career he served in various staff leadership roles including Chairmen of the Medical Staff and led or helped lead in the initiation and development of numerous imaging and interventional services in our area.
Dr. Brasfield retired from medical practice in 2006 but continues to be active with the Library, First Presbyterian Church, and in the community. He and Frances are long time members of the Board of the Friends of the Lee County Library where both have served as Chairperson. He is a church Elder and has participated in numerous local and foreign mission endeavors including seven trips to install water purification systems in Guatemala. He has remained active in various community services and serves as co-chair of the community's Quality of Life Committee. His longtime personal interests include history and art, photography, and especially travel. He and his wife currently divide much of their Summer and Fall between Tupelo and Cashiers N. C.