Leonard Sadoff M.D.

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SADOFF, M.D., Leonard Our beloved Len, born January 29, 1930 in Minneapolis, MN, passed away at his home in Playa del Rey, CA September 2, 2008. Survived by wife his Elizabeth, children Dr. Benjamin Sadoff (Mina), Roxanne Sadovsky (David), three grandchildren, sister Teresa Victor (Irving), he will also be dearly missed by Elizabeth's three sons and seven grandchildren, his first wife Eileen, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by brothers Melvin and Charles. Len was the youngest of four siblings born to Romanian immigrant parents Sol and "Lizzy" during the Depression. He attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with undergraduate and medical degrees. After serving as a physician in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Seminole, he settled in Los Angeles where he began a 35 year medical career with Kaiser Permanente Medical Group. A respected oncologist and internist, Len was known for providing compassionate and humanistic care to his patients, and participating and publishing in clinical cancer research. Even after his 1995 retirement he enjoyed his work so much he continued to work part time throughout the U.S. until recently. While he loved his profession, Len was a romantic and devoted his energy to activities with family and friends, and immersion in the humanities as a writer, musician, and in anything that enriched his understanding of the human condition. One of his proudest accomplishments was his co-founding of the Humanities in Medicine program at Kaiser Sunset, created to foster the connection between medicine and the arts. Len will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by all of us whose lives he touched. His close family, colleagues and friends will gather for a celebration of his remarkable life.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 10, 2008
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