MICHAEL KESSELBRENNER

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KESSELBRENNER--Michael

B., M.D. Renowned Cardiologist Michael Kesselbrenner, 67, born in New York City, died peacefully on February, 24, 2017 at his home in New Jersey surrounded by his beloved family. Michael attended Columbia College and Columbia Medical School, where he served for many years as a member of their faculty. He was an extraordinarily talented teacher and mentor to many medical students over a long career. Michael was an interventional cardiologist in northern New Jersey where he had his own practice and was associated with Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. He is survived by four children, Joseph with his wife Alison and grandson Jacob, David, Sarah and Louis, his brother Dan, and his life partner, Leslie Golub. He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. Israel and Ida Kesselbrenner, Holocaust survivors. He was an avid golfer, had a passion for travel, loved following politics, and most of all he was a passionate clinician and father. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel in Paramus, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Michael B. Kesselbrenner Memorial Scholarship Fund at Columbia Medical School.

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Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel
W-150 State Route 4 (East)
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 843-9090
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Published in The New York Times on Feb. 27, 2017