BELFAST — Philip Ridlon Kimball, MD, was born on Oct. 6, 1936, and died unexpectedly at his home in Belfast on Dec. 23, 2022.

The son of a general practitioner in Fort Fairfield, Philip graduated from Bowdoin College and Tufts Medical School. He practiced in Bangor, where he performed the first total joint replacement surgery at Eastern Maine Medical Center. He also was a board president at EMMC.

Philip’s life will be celebrated in the spring of 2023. He can be remembered with donations to the Belfast Free Library and Cancer Care of Maine. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at


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