Enis, Dr. Jerry Edmund, was born in Westline, PA on July 18, 1938 and is accompanied by his wife Colleen; daughter Heather; her husband Paul; their children Madison and Ryan; his son Carl and wife Angela; and son Edward. He graduated from Allegheny College with a B.S. Degree and from Temple University School of Medicine with an M.D. Degree. His residency was broken by military service with the first part at Presbyterian Hospital in Denver, CO followed by an orthopedics program at Jackson Memorial Hospital Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Miami School of Medicine. He spent 3 years in the United States Navy Reserve, one year in Viet Nam and two years at Camp Pendleton, California. During which he reached the rank of Lieutenant Commander and was awarded the Bronze Star twice, the Cross of Gallantry and the Presidential Unit Citation for the 3rd Marine Division. His list of appointments included being President of the Florida Orthopedic Society, Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Medical Center as well as at the Miami Heart Institute and the Department of Orthopedics at Columbia Healthcare. He was Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Cedars Medical Center and of the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He was a proud member of numerous medical organizations including the, American College of Surgeons, International College of Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Medical Association, Eastern Orthopedic Association, Eastern Orthopedic Association, Florida Medical Association, Southern Orthopedic Association, Dade County Medical Association Alternate Delegate to Florida Medical Association, National Paraplegia Society, National Wheelchair Athletic Association, American Spinal Injury Association, Florida Orthopedic Society, Miami Orthopedic Society, Miami Orthopedic Education Fund, The Knee Society, Orthopedic Research Society, Orthopedic Research and Education Fund, Arthritis Foundation Medical Advisory Committee and the Irish/American Orthopedic Society His main passion was making people better but during his free time he did enjoy fishing and hunting with his friends and seeing the world with his loving wife. His adventurous spirit took him many places including the Himalayas, and brought him much happiness. Services will be held at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Warner Building on Friday August 23 at 11am. Donations may be directed to Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation, 4300 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL, 33130.
Published in Miami Herald on Aug. 16, 2013