Milton Hollenberg, M.D. Dr. Milton (Mickey) Hollenberg, 82, died peacefully on January 22, in Marin County, California.|
Born in 1930 in Brooklyn, New York, Mickey graduated from Brooklyn College magna cum laude and Cornell University Medical College. After completing post-doctoral research at Harvard and teaching at Cornell, he moved to California, where he served as Chief of Cardiology at the San Francisco Veteran's Administration Medical Center and as a Professor of Medicine at University of California San Francisco.
Passionate about medicine, Mickey was a gifted and accomplished scientist, and a beloved colleague, physician, teacher, and mentor. He retired in 2008, after 50 years of service.
An avid traveler and scuba diver, Mickey had a lifelong appreciation for nature and a passion for classical music. His searching intellect, integrity, and loyalty were gifts to all who knew him.
Mickey is survived by his wife of 22 years, Carol; his daughter, Beth and her husband Clark McKown; his sister Eleanor Chasdi; his three stepchildren and their spouses; his seven grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Tina, and by his younger sister, Harriet.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the American Bach Soloists, 44 Page Street, Suite 403, San Francisco, CA 94102 (marked "In memory of Mickey Hollenberg").
According to his wishes, memorial services will be private, and will be scheduled at a later date.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 1, 2013