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Aaron David Freedman

ObitFreedmanAaron David Freedman, 91, Physician and Medical Professor

Aaron David Freedman, MD, of Estes Park, CO, died April 20, 2013. He was born in Albany, NY, on January 4, 1922. He received his A.B. from Cornell University in 1942, his M.D. in 1945 from Albany Medical College and his Ph.D. in 1958 from Columbia University for studies on the metabolism of pyruvate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle. He performed his internship and residencies at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and, in 1954, earned American Board Certification in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Freedman had a long and distinguished career as a physician and medical professor. He served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Kansas and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Menorah Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1969 he moved to the University of Pennsylvania where he served as Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of the School of Medicine. In 1975, he and his family moved to New York, where he was a Professor of Medicine at the Medical School of the City University of New York until his retirement in 2008. While at CUNY, he served as Director of the Goldman Institute for Human Biology from 1975-1979, Acting Dean of the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, Vice President for Health Affairs from 1978-1979, and Acting Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs from 1990-1992.

Dr. Freedman was preceded in death by his wife of many years, Alice Maurer Freedman.

He is survived by his wife Virginia Weliky of Estes Park; his daughter, Abigail, of Philadelphia, his sons Jonathan (Amy) and Jeremy, of New York, and three grandchildren, as well as Virginia’s children Joan (Ron), Lora, James (Carin), and David and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held here in Estes Park. Further details will be forthcoming.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made through Allnutt Funeral Home to the Estes Park Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund or the Estes Park Medical Center Foundation.


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