Frederick Margolin, MD March 11, 1936-May 10, 2012 Dr. Frederick R. Margolin, of Greenbrae, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2012, surrounded by his family. He had been battling ALS for three years. Born March 11, 1936 in NY to Gloria and Harry Margolin, he attended Miami Beach High, University of Florida and graduated from University of Miami Medical School in 1960. In 1958, he married his college sweetheart, Myrna Ross. Fred interned at LA County Hospital and served 2 years as an Air Force medical officer in Germany. After his residency at UCSF, he practiced Radiology at California Pacific Medical Center from 1968 to 2007. Fred served as Chairman of the Department of Radiology from 1978 to 1992. He was the Founder and Medical Director of the Breast Health Center from 1984 to 2007. Fred's many awards and honors include Fellow of the American College of Radiology and Fellow of the Society of Breast Imaging. In 2001, he was selected one of America's Best Doctors for Breast Care. Fred and Myrna traveled the world, often on cruises with close friends. He took his children and grandchildren to Mexico every year, cherishing the time he spent with them. Fred never lost his passion for learning. He lived life to the fullest and will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by his family, many good friends and colleagues. Fred is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Myrna, daughters Jody Margolin Hahn and Elizabeth Brett Garon, son Lawrence Harry Margolin, their spouses, Miles Hahn, Joseph Garon and Michelle Boucher and his seven grandsons. A memorial service celebrating Fred's life will be held in June. Donations can be made in his memory to the CPMC Breast Health Center.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on May 22, 2012